The world's quirkiest churches

Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia - Located in the small town of Ipiales, this immense and gorgeous church is wedged into a narrow canyon beside a river.

St. George’s Church, Ethiopia - The rock churches of Lalibela are the largest monolithic temples in the world.

Cathedral Of Maringá, Brazil - This cathedral in Paraná is the tallest church in South America, at a height of 124 m (407 ft).

Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe, France - Erected in 962 AD, this church sits on a volcanic plug! It's just a quick 268 steps, carved into the rock itself, to say your prayers...

Dog Chapel, USA -
This special chapel in Vermont has dog-sized doors, carved wooden dogs that line the pews, and dog-themed stained glass windows. 

Chêne chapelle, France - This chapel, located in Allouville-Bellefosse in northern France, is inside an oak tree that is hundreds of years old. 

Temppeliaukio Church, Finland - Better known as the Rock Church, this Helsinki structure is a mix of ancient and modern.

Church of Hallgrímur, Iceland - Reykjavik hosts the sixth-tallest structure in the entire country, which was designed to resemble the basalt lava that flows in Iceland.

Stykkisholmskirkja, Iceland - Designed by Jon Haraldsson, this futuristic church in Stykkisholmur was consecrated in 1990.

Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, France - Known locally as Ronchamp, many people compare the roof of this building to Elvis Presley's hair.

Churches of Göreme, Turkey - The people who lived in the Cappadocia villages carved houses, churches, and monasteries into the soft rock.

Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - This metropolitan church was built between 1964 and 1979, and has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people.

Grundtvig’s Church, Denmark - A rare example of expressionist church architecture can be found at the impressive Grundtvigs Kirke in Copenhagen.

Beimen Crystal Church, Taiwan - This gorgeous clear church in Tainan opened in October 2014, and, lucky for lovers, it offers wedding ceremony services!

Cardboard Cathedral, New Zealand - This tourist attraction serves as a real cathedral and is made of wood, steel, and most importantly, cardboard tubes. 

Church of St. James the Greater, Czech Republic - A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of this church in Prague, reminding people what happens to thieves. 

Chapel of St. Gildas, France - Sitting on the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, this stone chapel was built into the base of a rock cliff.

Church of the Pilgrimage, Germany - Gottfried Böhm's Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges is one of the most revered religious buildings of the Brutalist period of architecture.

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