Spain is a country with a strong Catholic background. With its high religious background, it is not surprising that some of the world’s best-designed churches can be found there.
This article includes the top churches in Spain and what makes each unique.
1. Mezquita of Cordoba
The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, officially known by its ecclesiastical name, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Córdoba dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia.
2. Sagrada Familia
The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction started in 1882. It was worked on and it was finally opened in 2010.
3. Seville Cathedral
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the adjoining Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies. The Seville Cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s wealth, as it had become a major trading centre in the years after the Reconquista in 1248. In July 1401, city leaders decided to build a new cathedral to replace the grand mosque that served as the cathedral until then.
4. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
The Santiago de Compostela Archcathedral Basilica is part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela and is an integral component of the Santiago de Compostela World Heritage Site in Galicia, Spain. The cathedral is the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, the apostle of Jesus Christ. The Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is one of the most important religious structures in the whole of Spain, particularly because it marks the end of the 790 kilometres (490 miles) that make up the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
5. Burgos Cathedral
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos is a Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary located in the historical centre of the Spanish city of Burgos. Its official name is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Santa María de Burgos. Construction of the cathedral started in 1221 and ended in 1260. This religious building is famous for being a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture, and it’s well-known for its vast dimensions and rich and unique history. In 1984, the cathedral was added to the list of World Heritage Sites.
6. Toledo Cathedral
The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, otherwise Toledo Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church in Toledo, Spain. It is the seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo.