Religious buildings have been around for thousands of years and don’t just provide a place of worship but often play an important role in the local community. But while many church buildings look very similar in shape and size, there are a special few that are a little more unusual. The following are 10 perfect examples of this and are some of the world’s most beautiful and bizarre churches.
Borgund Stave Church – Norway
The Borgund Stave Church in Norway dates all the way back to 1180 and wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Lord of the Rings. The wooden church was one of the first of its kind to be built on stone foundations, in order to stop the wood from rotting. The foundations certainly worked and the church is still standing today, although it is now used as a museum rather than a place of worship.