5 Incredible Basilicas will leave you in awe

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The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, St. Louis, USA

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, also known as the Saint Louis Cathedral or the New Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in the Central West End area of St. Louis, Missouri and was completed in 1914. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Basilica_of_Saint_Louis)

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

St. Peter’s Basilica- Many Popes have been interred at St. Peter’s since the Early Christian period. Construction of the present basilica, replacing the Old St. Peter’s Basilica of the 4th century AD, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter’s_Basilica)

The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, Licheń Stary, Poland

The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń [ˈlixɛɲ] is a Roman Catholic church located in the village of Licheń Stary near Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland. It was designed by Barbara Bielecka and built between 1994 and 2004. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Our_Lady_of_Liche%C5%84)

St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy

St. Mark’s Basilica – From perhaps 1073 the present basilica was constructed. The consecration is variously recorded as being in 1084-5, 1093 (the date most often taken), 1102 and 1117, probably reflecting a series of consecrations of different parts. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark’s_Basilica)

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Cathedral)