Skip to comments.The Ugliest Churches In The World
Posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:37 PM PDT by NYer
A little something for the weekend.
Over at Real Clear Religion, Nicholas G. Hahn III has a slideshow of the ugliest churches in the world. They represent several denominations, but the vast majority are – you guessed it – Roman Catholic.
Below are just a few of these architectural miscarriages, all of them Catholic. See the rest here.
Oh my, ping!
The first one looks like the dump Godzilla took after he ate Tokyo.
Architects gone awry!
The physical reflects the spiritual. Those beautiful cathedrals of yesteryear have given place to the darkened minds of popular culture which confuses bad taste and misery for beauty and happiness.
The first one looks like a German ww2 fortification.
Iglesia de la Consolación in Córdoba, Spain
Where is that infamous "crystal palace"??
I can't believe that they were designed and built TO BE Catholic Churches.
They belong to the Churches of Bad Taste!!
Wow, some of those were really were going for HP Lovecraft’s ‘non-Euclidean geometry’ look.
The “church” in Ohio looks like a knockoff of Stanford University in California.
Hahahaha! You nailed it Baynative!!
Hideous,but probably lovely inside.
It looks like the head of a hungry hungry hippo.
One would expect the Orthodox to be exempt from the list but .... wait, what's this?
Russian Orthodox Church in Paris, France
Thanks for posting this, one or two were not so, so bad.
I am aware of the controversy over the Christian Scientist place in DC. Supposedly it’s one of the best examples of Brutalist Architecture around.
I wondered if they’d have my old church, you probably know it NYer, Epiphany on 2nd Avenue and 22nd Street.
Beautiful old church burned down in the 60s, very shortly before Christmas iirc, shocking news it made the front page of the Sunday Times, above the fold with a big picture, again iirc.
Then for a while we went to Mass in an empty store front in Stuyvesant Town, I guess it had been a Whelan’s (remember those?) because we called it St. Whelan’s.
Then they built a hideous, gray, modern monstrosity.
Ah, the sixties.....a time of ruination and destruction. No wonder people got into drugs.
Christus, Hoffnung der Welt in Donau City, Austria.
Looks like Mecca.
He had said that the geometry of the dream-place he saw was abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.
Yeah, but it still looks like a church. Very modern in some ways, but very much a church.