Chicago December 30, 2017
These 8 Churches In Chicago Will Leave You Absolutely Speechless
You don’t have to be religious to appreciate the amazing architecture found in many places of worship around the world. Chicago is home to countless beautiful churches, temples, and mosques, many of which are so gorgeous they attract visitors from across the globe.
Here are eight that are so lovely you’ll be left breathless. Scroll on…
1. Saint John Canitus Church (825 N Carpenter Street)
Visible from the Kennedy, this breathtaking structure was built in five years, being completed in 1893. It is a historic, dominantly Polish church that is just as gorgeous within as without.
2. Old St. Patrick's Church (700 West Adams Street)
The oldest public house in the city, this church was dedicated on Christmas day in 1856, though the parish started as far back as 1846. It is one of the few buildings that remain today that survived the Chicago Fire of 1871.
3. Saint Hyacinth Basilica (3636 W Wolfram Street)
Also visible from the Kennedy, this Polish cathedral was dedicated in 1921 and is very important to those who use its services today. Though it is not one of the oldest churches in the city, it is certainly one of the most beautiful inside and out.
4. St. Mary of the Angels Parish (1850 N Hermitage Avenue)
Another Polish cathedral, this parish was founded in 1899 by immigrants in need of a place to worship. The church is highly acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Roman Renaissance architecture in America.
5. St. Hedwig Church (2226 North Hoyne Avenue)
Dedicated in 1901, this is another Polish church you'll find along the Kennedy. It has seen much activity over the years and is an amazing place to find religious services and more.
6. Holy Name Cathedral (730 N Wabash Avenue)
Though the original structure was destroyed in 1871 by the Great Chicago Fire, a new cathedral was built in its place and was dedicated in 1875. This large and stunningly beautiful sanctuary was built in the Gothic Revival architecture style.
7. Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 East Chestnut Street)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is one of the most well-known churches in Chicago. It was built in 1912 and is the second oldest building on the Magnificent Mile. (The oldest is the Chicago Water Tower.)
8. St. Michael's Church (1633 N Cleveland Avenue)
Completed in 1869, this church was started by German immigrants who wanted to create a space for outcasts. It began as a wooden structure in 1852 before being converted to brick.
For a more inclusive atmosphere, people love visiting this
one of a kind temple in Chicago that is too wonderful for words.
What other beautiful churches do you love seeing in Chicago? Share pictures of your favorites with us in the comments!