Window installations can be costly, but if you want to spend a little more, you can get a real work of art. Take a look at these unbelievable window installations!

1. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona 

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La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, is a sight to behold – due to the stained glass window added to Antoni Gaudí’s 1926 cathedral in the 21st century. The three tall stained glass art pieces feature monochromatic colors on each wall, reflecting blues, purples, greens, yellows, oranges, and reds. 

The stained glass windows at La Sagrada Familia are unusual because they feature color rather than depict a religious scene (as most stained glass windows do.)

2. Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois 

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The Tiffany dome pictured above is just one of the two featured in the Chicago Cultural Center in Illinois (built in 1897.) This 38-foot diameter stained glass dome is incredible to view, but it is even more incredible when you consider that it is made from 30,000 pieces of glass! The second of the Tiffany domes measures an incredible 40 feet in diameter and is made from 50,000 pieces of glass!

3. Coventry Cathedral, England 

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Coventry Cathedral in Coventry, England, began life as a 14th-century Gothic church. When the original church got bombed during World War II, locals preserved the old ruins and built a new church beside them. The new church – now named St. Michael’s Cathedral, features a unique stained glass art display with stained glass work by Lawrence Lee and the medieval stained glass art from the original church by John Thornton.

Perhaps most unique about this stained glass window is the layout. Slim pillars of concrete separate the stained glass panels, giving them a fantastic look.

4. Chapel of Thanks-Giving, Dallas, Texas 

The Chapel of Thanks-Giving, Dallas, Texas, built in 1976 and designed by Philip Johnson, offers a nautilus shaped stained glass feature. The spiral stained glass windows were designed by Gabriel Loire and sit in a small spiral tower.

The colorful stained glass display in the Chapel of Thanks-Giving was built from 73 stained glass panels. People recognize this window as one of the more unique stained glass features worldwide.

5. Sainte-Chapelle in Paris 

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Sainte Chapelle in Paris, France, was built in the 13th century by Louis IX to house the relics of Christ. Although not as widely recognized as other chapels and cathedrals in France, Sainte Chapelle features some of the most incredible stained glass windows you will ever see. 

Sainte Chapelle features 6,500 square feet of stained glass on 15 unique panels, each panel immaculately designed and painted to depict Biblical scenes in intense detail. 


If window works of art are not what you are looking for, there is nothing wrong with buying traditional windows. We suggest knowing what to expect before you begin the project. One of the best ways to understand what you are getting into is by using a window replacement cost calculator to set your budget and choose your window type.