Some of the best examples of architecture can be seen through churches and cathedrals. Some of these churches are like stepping back in time, almost as if they don’t even fit in the modern day era. Yet, that is what makes them so beautiful and unique to our state.
1. Duke University Chapel
Located at the center of Duke University Campus, the chapel opened in 1935 displaying a breathtaking example of gothic revival architecture.
2. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Charlotte
The exterior architecture of this church is just breathtaking. It stands out, is unique, but somehow still modern in its own unique way. The cathedral is the only Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in the state of North Carolina.
3. Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem
The large ceilings and striking stained glass make this church a favorite architectural haven for photographers and church goers.
4. Grace Episcopal Church, Asheville
The cozy, yet gorgeous interior adds character and charm to this high country church.
5. Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville
Another Asheville church with both a striking and beautiful interior and exterior. Opening in 1905, the basilica is a fine example of beaux-arts architecture.
6. First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
The exterior of this architectural achievement is one of the large, stunning factors, of the First Baptist Church of Fifth.
7. Our Lady of Grace Cathedral, Greensboro
The gothic revival architecture and jaw-dropping interior make this one of the most gorgeous churches in Greensboro.
8. Episcopal Church of Incarnation, Highlands
Built in 1896, the Episcopal Church of Incarnation is listed on the national registry of historic places. It displays a gorgeous look at carpenter gothic architecture.
9. Chapel at Bald Head Island
Nestled beneath coastal pines, this gorgeous little chapel is a sought after wedding venue.
10. Church of the Frescoes, West Jefferson
North Carolina native, Ben Long, wanted to give back to his home state. After Vietnam and his seven year apprectianship in Italy, Long displayed his talents on small rural churches in western, NC. The frescoes are painted in the traditional Italian style on wet plaster.