Arguably not the first art form that comes to mind when you think of creative masterpieces, but the eight incredible works of stained glass on this list are just as impressive as any painting or sculpture. While they’re undoubtedly works of art on their own, many of these windows project color and pattern into the spaces that house them turning entire buildings into kaleidoscope-like beauties. While Gothic churches are a likely place to find great examples of the art form, this gallery stands as proof that stained glass can be seen in far less conventional spaces from museums to concert halls, in addition to places of worship.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.