A round church is a church construction with a completely circular plan. There are many Nordic round churches in Sweden and Denmark (notably the island of Bornholm); round churches were popular in Scandinavia in the 11th and early 12th centuries.
Round churches should not be confused with the older types of round-tower church constructions. Churches with many-sided polygonal shapes (such as the 16-sided example in Richmond, Vermont, USA) are likewise colloquially referred to as 'round'.
Round churches by country
Church of Saint Stephen in Rome; Church of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in Rome; Old Cathedral of Brescia; Church of Saint Lawrence in Mantua; Santo Stefano, Bologna; Church of Saint Angelo in Perugia; Church of Saint Marie in Forlì.
- Padre Pio Shrine, Santo Tomas, Batangas.
- Church of the Holy Sacrifice in the campus of the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
- Church ruins of Agnestad, Bromma Church, Hagby Church, Church ruins of Klosterstad, Munsö Church, Skörstorp Church, Solna Church, Tjärstads Church, Valleberga Church, Vårdsberg Church, Voxtorp Church.
In England, there are four medieval round churches still in use: Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge; Temple Church, London; St John the Baptist Church, Little Maplestead, Essex, and The Holy Sepulchre, Northampton. St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, is a Georgian round church, and the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was built in the 20th century. The 18th-century All Saints' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, is now part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales.
In Scotland, the medieval Orphir Round Church near Houton on Mainland, Orkney, is in ruins. Kilarrow Parish Church at the top of main street in Bowmore is a round church, built in 1767, on the island of Islay, on Scotland's west coast.
Bjernede Church near Sorø, Denmark
Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, England
Bowmore Church, Islay, Scotland
Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Belgrade, Serbia
The rotunda of Saint Nicolas, Cieszyn, Poland