Exquisitely crafted and effortlessly elegant, glass stained windows have been customary in places of worship and culture and they have enhanced buildings beauty since the middle ages and continues to captive architects and design loves today.
Here, we take a tour of some of the most breath-taking famous glass windows across the globe from medieval to contemporary creations
Weather they inspire you to contemplate, take selfies or simply admire, look no further because here I present you with the 5 of the most splendid glass stained windows in the world and prepared to be wowed:
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Perhaps the most iconic work of Catalan modernist architect Gaudi, this cathedral dominates Barcelona skyline with its stunning rainbow of abstract glass stained windows.
Its work started in 1882, although Gaudi never saw the windows installed, he left several directives as to his wished for them.
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Also known as “Pink Mosque” a unique place of worship located in Shiraz, Iran.
This breathtaking example of Islamic architecture features a facade decorated with a row of ornamental glass stained windows combined with enchanted Persian carpet full of vivid colours.
The Pink Mosque offers worshipers a sunlight spectacle every day at dawn as the morning light shines through the panes a must see when you visit Iran.
For more stunning glass stained windows in Western Asia, make sure to visit events in Iran next time you travel to the Middle East!
Sainte-Chaepelle, Paris, France
Next time you visit the city of love, make sure to check out one of the most iconic and breathtaking works of glass art in Europe.
This Gothic masterpiece was built in just seven years!
Sainte-Chepelle is particularly renowned for its collection of 15 windows, measuring 50 feet in height and each monumental window depicts a sparkling interpretation of a biblical scene
King’s College Chapel famous glass stained windows
Beautify Gothic chapel located in the University of Cambridge’s King’s College.
This chapel is famous for its treasure trove of narrative windows and iconography panes that incorporate both religion and royal motifs that illustrates England’s late Gothic period.
Palau de la Musica Catalan, Barcelona, Spain
Completed by Catalan Art Architect Lluis Domenech in 1908, this steel-framed concert hall boasts a stained-glass skylight featuring a three dimensional depiction of the sun.
Barcelona lesser known Palau de la Musica has just as beautiful stained glass creations.
The main skylight centerpiece is meant to resemble a drop of water and honey, casting a warm glow throughout the venue.
To explore more breathtaking sanctuaries worth to visit, ensure you visit events in Barcelona next time you plan to visit Europe
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By Greta Hernandez
Greta Hernandez writes for Chillwall on trendy events, fitness, lifestyle near me and around the world