Tucked away within the former abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the upscale Parisian neighborhood of the same name is an elaborate monument that is obviously regal in nature.
A Washington church known for its historical ties to George Washington and Robert E. Lee made headlines last year when it decided to remove monuments of the country's first president and the controversial Confederate general.
Today, St. Paul's is an open-air ruin.
Sometimes the best part of church crawling is finding the unexpected.
I visited Malaysia last year only to discover a treasure trove of British colonial-era churches — the sort of historic churches you wouldn't expect in Southeast Asia
London is full of historic churches that await your discovery.
This church does not allow the usage of a camera.
Visiting an old church outside of regular worship services can sometimes be impossible one traveler found.
Today St. Andrew's is the seat of the Episcopal bishop of Hawaii, but it actually dates to late 1860s when Hawaii's monarchs, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, were closely aligned with the British under Queen Victoria.
Ignoring the theological debate over these controversies, there is no question that St. John the Divine is worth a visit the next time you are in New York.
Once one develops an appreciation for the history and architecture of old churches it can become a time consuming hobby — one that many of your friends will never understand.
It was a few days before Christmas and I found myself in the heart of Manhattan along New York's famous 5th Avenue.
Malaysia isn't a country one associates with old churches. Yet, as a past installment of this column detailed, Malaysia is home to a surprising number of interesting churches — Anglican and Roman Catholic alike.
Pre-Reformation England was one of the most pious Roman Catholic countries. So much so it is widely reported that more English churches were dedicated to Mary than in France, Italy or Spain, the countries more commonly associated with Catholicism.
At first glance, the Danish Church, part of the Danske Sømands- og Udlandskirker (Danish Seamen's Church and Church Abroad), looks old. However, the medieval-looking architecture is actually 19th century.
Hidden away on a handsome side street in London's upscale Marylebone neighborhood is a little piece of Sweden.
The U.S. Department of State is warning Americans about the risk of terrorism when going to Europe at Christmas. While all travelers should exercise caution no matter where they go the reality is that Europe remains perfectly safe.
The old church you drive by every day is probably one of the most historic buildings in town.
An increasing number of old churches are closing up as congregations dwindle. Some become microbreweries or even mosques. Meanwhile, an increasing number of cathedrals rely on tourists to keep the doors open. Yet, there's one historic cathedral that remains a vibrant house of worship.
In the five years that I've been addicted to visiting churches it's rare that an old church doesn't welcome visitors. I was taken aback when on a recent trip to Malaysia I was turned away at the doors of the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
Most tourists come to Orkney's Mainland, as the major island in this archipelago off the Scottish northern coast is called, in search of nature and wildlife or to learn about the rich Norse heritage of islands that weren't part of Scotland until the late 15th century.
Lisbon isn't a place that one thinks of first when planning a trip across the pond. Yet, the Portuguese capital (population 506,892) should be atop your list of where to go, right now.
If you're like me then stunning fjords and picturesque landscapes are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Norway. Yet in the midst of all that natural beauty are well-preserved medieval churches.
Exploring the old churches scattered across small villages and hamlets in the 100-square-mile Romney Marsh in Kent, a history-rich county in southeastern England, was alluring enough to bring me across the pond. Admittedly, church touring seems like an uncommon vacation, but it is a popular English pastime that seems to be right up there with gardening.