Whether or not you’re religious, it’s difficult to argue that old churches are some of the most beautiful architectural structures on Earth.

And we’re not even talking about famous cathedrals like the Sagrada Familia. No, we’re talking about the small, rustic churches you’ll find in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature, holding steady across the ages.

Below we’ve collected 25 of our favorites from the archives of 500px, but this is by no means a complete list! If you find a beautiful church hiding in the archives, or if you have your own to share, be sure to drop a link in the comments!

Otherwise, scroll down, take a deep cleansing breath, and enjoy:

Faroe Church by Marc Perrella on 500px.com

Winter Panorama Bled by Csilla Zelko on 500px.com

Backup by Max Rive on 500px.com

Evening in Montepulciano by Joao Martinho on 500px.com

. : the church : . by Martin Pfister on 500px.com

Golden Church by Dylan Toh  & Marianne Lim on 500px.com

Dakota Territory Milky Way by Aaron J. Groen on 500px.com

Winter Chapel Dobratsch 2159m by Reinhold Samonigg on 500px.com

Alpine Church  by Daniel ?e?icha on 500px.com

Hofskirkja Iceland by Menno Schaefer on 500px.com

The light by Gitta Sladi? on 500px.com

Idyll by Gregor K on 500px.com

Untitled by Gitta Sladi? on 500px.com

Sunny Lakescape by Andrew Thrasher on 500px.com

Morning in Hallstatt by Jeff Bannon on 500px.com

Church of the Good Shepherd by Paparwin Tanupatarachai on 500px.com

enjoy the silence by Alexander Atoyan on 500px.com

Santa Maddalena and Church by Hans Kruse on 500px.com

Forever Strong by Max Rive on 500px.com

Night at the three peaks by Renè Colella on 500px.com

Autumn in Ladis by DF Photography on 500px.com

Bavarian Chapell by Joachim Wendenburg on 500px.com

Islands weather by Lucyna Koch on 500px.com

Somwhere in fog by Peter Zajfrid on 500px.com

Jamnik by Branko Frelih on 500px.com

To see more of the beautiful church photography on 500px, click here and scroll to your heart’s content.