It is understandable and fundamental to note that every religious building; mosques, churches or temples, are cherished and highly placed among other buildings due to spiritual and cultural values.
However, these buildings are more attractive and impressive than others, as some are covered in gold and other treasurable items.
If you think there is no lavish or extravagant and stupendous spending on religion and it’s building should be modest and ordinary, then you need to rethink it and change your orientation, because some religious buildings and their massive architecture will blow your mind, and concinve your submission, as some of these religious buildings run into millions, while some are priceless.
Relax and enjoy the top 5 chart of the most expensive religious buildings in the world and their worth:
5. Harmandir Sahib – Approximately $2.000.000.000
Maharaja Ranjit Singh, built the temple in 1830. It has more than 30 layers of 24 karat gold, which gave it it’s alias; Golden Temple.
The building was reportedly covered in 162 kgs of pure gold, which later turned 500 kgs, after renovation, and reportedly cost nearly 140 crores (approximately $340 million). It is located in Punjabi, India.
4. Shwedagon Pagoda – $3.000.000.000
This is also another massive and giant religious building covered in gold, which aided it’s attraction and significance, from people across the world.
The Shwedagon Pagoda is located in Myanmar, and has 150 meters open ground for tourists and believers to walk around. It is said that it is impossible to walk around this building and not feel it greatness.
According to The Culture Trip, it’s worth is approximately around 3 billion.
3. La Sagrada Familia – Priceless
This is another impressive and giant religious building. The construction of the church is believed to have kicked off in 1883, and hasn’t reached completion till this present day.
The completion of this religious structure is projected to reach it’s completion in 2026. Is that not amaizing ? It is located in Barcelona, Spain, and would be the tallest building in the continent prior to it’s completion
2. Padmanabhaswamy Temple -$22.000.000
This is another building in Trivandrum, India, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, an Hindu god, and was discovered that the building had a $22 billion treasure, that remained there for at least 500 years, following a court order in 2011, that instructed that the vault of the building should be opened. This building is a source of sightseeing for tourists as well.
1. Masjid Al-Haram – Approximately $100.000.000.000
The Masjid Al-Haram is also known as the mother of all mosques and not only the most expensive religious building but also the most costly building in the world.
The construction of the grand mosque kicked off in the 7th century, and has been undergoing continues expansion since then, till date. It has about 356,800 square meters. This masterpiece is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.