The most dazzling altars in the world
Ecclesiastical wonders you need to see
The highlight of any visit to a church or cathedral is often its altar. These hallowed platforms are invariably enriched by decorative works of religious art known as high altars. Likely set in a sanctuary, the altar is the most sacred site in any religious building, designed as it is for the presentation of religious offerings. It's therefore no surprise why these places of ritual are so richly decorated, with some altarpieces considered among the rarest and most valuable of religious artifacts. So, where in the world can you admire the most dazzling altars?
Click through and embark on a pilgrimage.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
TRAVEL Around the world
FOOD Healthy living