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A round church is a church with a completely circular plan, thus a rotunda in architectural terms.
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
- Our Lady of Victory Church, Inuvik
- St. Jude's Cathedral, Iqaluit
- Saint George's Round Church, Halifax
- Nyker Church
- Nylars Church
- Saint Ols Church
- Østerlars Church, Bornholm
- Bjernede Church, Zealand
- Horne Church, Funen (with later gothic extensions)
- Thorsager Church, Jutland.
- Saint Anne Church, Kallósd
- Roman Catholic Church in Kiszombor
- Rotunda, Öskü
- St. Jacob Rotunda, Ják,
- Neoclassical church, Balatonfüred (19th century)
- Church of Saint Stephen, Rome
- Church of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Rome
- Old Cathedral of Brescia
- Church of Saint Lawrence, Mantua
- Santo Stefano, Bologna
- Church of Saint Angelo, Perugia
- Church of Saint Marie, 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 of Saint Anthony of Padua at Red Cross, Belgrade
- Church of Saint Basil of Ostrog in New Belgrade
- Evangelical church in Zemun.
- Church ruins of Agnestad
- Bromma Church
- Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Stockholm
- 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
Thorsager church, interior
Holy Sepulchre, Cambridge, England
Untersuhl Church, Germany
Bowmore Church, Islay, Scotland
Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Belgrade, Serbia
The rotunda of Saint Nicolas, Cieszyn, Poland
- Adalian, Rouben Paul (2010). Historical Dictionary of Armenia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-8108-7450-3.
...the singular jewel of Armenian architecture, the seventh-century round cathedral of Zvartnots...
- Baliozian, Ara (1980). The Armenians: Their History & Culture. Ararat Press. p. 148.
...the famous 7th-century Zvartnots cathedral (the largest round church in the world)...
- Chahin, M. (2001). The Kingdom of Armenia: A History. Curzon. p. 275.
It is the largest round church in the world.
- Fodor's Soviet Union, 1985. Fodor's Travel Publications. 1984. p. 379. ISBN 9780679011545.
...the ruined seventh - century Cathedral at Zvartnots . Zvartnots , in its day the largest round church in the world ...
- "Churches of Ethiopia".
- "The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church". 21 November 2017.
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