Let’s face it: Colorado is just an all-around gorgeous state — so it should come as no surprise that the architecture of some of the local churches is magnificent! Here are 10 of those Colorado churches that will make your heart sing.
1) The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Denver)
This French Gothic style cathedral features two 210-ft. spires and 75 stained glass windows from the Royal Bavarian Art Institute in Munich.
2) Chapel on the Rock (Allenspark)
The historic chapel (once prayed in and blessed by Pope Saint John Paul II) closed its doors in 2011 after a devastating fire destroyed most of the retreat center
3) Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel (Colorado Springs)
The 150 ft. tall structure houses worship areas for the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Buddhist faiths alike.
4) St. John's Cathedral (Denver)
This historic Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado.
5) Denver Colorado Temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Denver Colorado Temple has a total of 29,117 square feet and is the 40th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
6) Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Trinidad)
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church is the oldest Catholic church in the area (constructed in 1886).
7) Shove Memorial Chapel (Colorado Springs)
The Chapel on the campus of Colorado College is is considered one of the finest examples of Norman Romanesque architecture in the state.
8) St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Denver)
The Gothic style church was built in 1907 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
9) Trinity United Methodist Church (Denver)
Trinity United Methodist Church is not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well (the Church houses a historic Roosevelt organ and stunning stained glass).
10) Zion's German Lutheran Church (Trinidad)
This Late Victorian style church was built in 1890 and was added to the National Register in 2006.
Which church is your favorite? Were you (or anyone you know) married in one of these gorgeous temples? Tell us about it in the comments below!