The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France, also known as the St. Louis Cathedral, is one of the most popular landmarks in New Orleans, You can see the triple steeples from a reasonable distance and represents the heart of the historic city. There have been churches at this location since 1727 and the current one was officially completed in 1793, with significant additions and restorations made throughout the years since then. This includes a major reconstruction in 1849, which required the building to be mostly rebuilt, although the base remained the same. You can take a tour of the cathedral itself or the Old Ursuline Convent which is on site the oldest building within the Mississippi Valley.
This church has stained-glass windows, ornate paintings, and gorgeous designs, giving it the designation of Queen of the Painted Churches. As such, it is a popular stop along the tour of Painted Churches of Texas. This particular church is known for its beauty not only because of its architecture, but for its unique paintings as well, which require a great deal of restoration and conservation work to keep them in top shape. This means that when you go on a tour or attend services, the paintings will look as beautiful as they did years ago.
The Wayfarers Chapel takes advantage of the natural beauty of Rancho Palos Verde, working with it to create a truly gorgeous space. The chapel was designed by Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright's son. He created the tree chapel design, which makes the church feel as if it is a natural sanctuary in the middle of the forest. It is made using beautiful redwood beams to further connect it with nature and this has made it a very popular spot for weddings and tourists.
The Memorial Presbyterian Church is breathtaking with various stained glass pieces, and an intricately detailed dome with yellow-gold designs on a blue background. The church dome is perfectly framed by the local palm trees and you can either attend a service or simply visit the church while in the area.
The Cathedral of Saint Andrew is the indirect result of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, who brought the Anglican Church to the state of Hawaii. The Cathedral Close has the Cathedral in the shape of an inverted ark that began construction in 1865 and reached its current state in 1958. The elegantly simple design. You can also visit the Memorial Building and relax in the grounds, which include a plaza, sculpture, and fountain.
Visiting famous landmarks is a great way to make history come alive, and not just for history buffs, but for the whole family. Here are just ten of the top US historical landmarks everyone should visit in their lifetime to experience an unforgettable...