Chapels were originally built as places of worship attached to private residences. Today, famous examples, such as the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and the Sassetti Chapel in Florence, Italy, have turned into tourist attractions.
Throughout Europe, there remain many beautiful chapels that are largely unknown. Found in locations as varied as the foothills of the Italian Alps and along the shores of Greek, these ten charming chapels surveyed by AD are sure to inspire both spiritual seekers and travel lovers alike. Pictured here is St. Paul’s Bay in Lindos, Greece.
A chapel in the forests of Cholomontas mountain, Macedonia, Greece.
A chapel stands within a vineyard in Rheinhessen, Germany.
At the foothills of the Dolomites is St. Johann Chapel, near South Tirol, Italy.
St. Martin Guernsey, constructed of broken china in Guernsey, located between England and France.
A red stone chapel in Santorini, Greece.
A chapel built along the foothills of the Stubai Alps in Tirol, Austria.