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Christianity is the world's most prolific religion, with dedicated buildings on literally every continent, including Antarctica. Several sites built in the name of Christianity are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
As Christian congregations have had a significant role in most communities where they are present, a traveller will learn much from visiting a local church, whether a believing Christian or not.
Some main types of Christian buildings and sites are:
Latin used to be the dominant language of the Catholic Church, but today it is replaced by the vernacular language.
Most churches amplify sounds. Keep voices down.
Usually disallowed, if not taking part in the Holy Communion.
Monasteries might offer accomodation to travellers.
Avoid leaving the church during ongoing service or other events.