No matter how you think about religion, one cannot but agree that old churches are among the most beautiful architectural structures on Earth. And it’s not even about such monumental and famous cathedrals as the Sagrada Familia. We are talking about small village churches that have stood in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature for centuries.
Below is a selection of 25 photos of beautiful churches set against a backdrop of picturesque natural landscapes.
Faroese Church. Photo by: Mark Perella
Winter panorama, Bled. Photo by: Chilla Zelko
Photo by: Max Rive
Evening in Montepulciano. Photo by: Joao Martinho
Temple. Photo by: Martin Pfeister
Golden Church. Photo by: Dylan Toh and Marianne Lim
Dakota, Milky Way. Photo by: Aaron J. Groen
Winter chapel on Mount Dobrach at an altitude of 2159 meters. Photo by: Reingold Samonigg
Alpine church. Photo by Daniel Roerich
Hofskirkja Peat Church, Iceland. Photo by: Menno Schaefer
Shine. Photo by: Gitta Sladich
Idyll. Photo by: Gregor K.
Photo by: Gitta Sladich
Sunny landscape on the lake. Photo by: Andrew Thrasher
Morning in Hallstatt. Photo by Jeff Bannon
Enjoy the silence. Photo by: Alexander Atoyan
Church in Santa Maddalena. Photo by: Hans Kruse
Eternal power. Photo by: Max Rive
Night at three peaks. Photo by: Rene Colella
Autumn in the commune of Ladis, Austria. Photo by: DF Photography
Bavarian Chapel. Photo by: Joachim Wendenburg
Photo by: Lucina Koch