RELIGION plays a major role in the history of Europe. To this day, the majority of Europeans label themselves as Christians, and so much of the region’s culture has been influenced by its religious past. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful, and remote, churches and cathedrals, here are 14 of the continent’s best:

1. The Church Of The Assumption, Lake Bled, Julian Alps, Slovenia

By Ruzdi Ekenheim

2. Church In Oia Santorini, Greece

By Elia Locardi

3. The Church Of Vik, Iceland

By Max Rive

4. Chapel, Dolomite Mountains, Alta Badia, Italy

By Andrej Kunka

5. St. Coleman, Alps, Germany

By Frank Fischbach

6. Notre Dame De Paris, Paris France

By Silviu Bondari

7. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

By AirPano

8. St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

By David Wasserman

9. St. Primus And Felician Church, Jamnik, Slovenia

By Uroš Demšar

10. Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík, Iceland

By Carlos Almagro

11. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

By Ed Norton

12. St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

By Michael Oreshnikov

13. Westminster Abbey, London, England

By Domingo Leiva

14. The Catholic Church Of Hallstatt, Austria

By Elia Locardi