Eastern Europe’s religious buildings say volumes about the region’s past and people. Churches, cathedrals, and synagogues in destination cities are often must-see sights because of their beauty and significance. The list of can’t-miss religious buildings includes churches and cathedrals from the largest and most decorative to small rural churches with surprising characteristics.
St. Basil’s Cathedral is a symbol of Russia. Originating during the time of Ivan the Terrible, the cathedral sports brightly colored onion domes and a red brick façade. Inside are fresco-decorated walls and cool stone chapels. Find St. Basil’s more flamboyant counterpart, Church of the Savior on the Spilt Blood
, in St. Petersburg, where its faceted domes catch the light like a giant jewel set in the center of the city.