Many people love to create travel bucket lists, helping define dream destinations that they want to visit sometime during their lifetime. Have you ever considered adding a few places to your bucket list based on the art housed there? A lot of people do, with so many incredible museums and art galleries found throughout the globe. Another thing to consider is all the beautiful stained glass that’s housed in various locations. These historic and new stained glass pieces are some of our favorites and are perfect for those traveling throughout Europe.

Noteworthy European Stained Glass

  1. Sainte-Chapelle: Paris, France: This stunning collection of stained glass windows originates back to the 13th century. With 1130 different illustrations found throughout, these stained glass windows depict important biblical figures and are breathtaking in person.
  2. The Skylight at the Palau de la Musica Catalana: Barcelona, Spain: This three-dimensional dome feature has beautiful stained glass accents that are pigmented in shades of blue and gold. Meant to symbolize the sun and sky, we highly recommend checking this one out.
  3. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: Hilversum, Netherlands: The exterior of this institution is covered with stained glass panels that resemble iconic moments in Dutch television. This modern stained glass installation provides a dream-like exploration of history.
  4. Chartres Cathedral: Chartres, France: These highly treasured stained glass windows are housed in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of the windows are originals that date back to the 13th century.

Work with the Nation’s Leading Custom Stained Glass Studio

A great way to get inspired for your own custom stained glass project is through visiting beautiful historic pieces from around the globe. We welcome you to get inspired and create your own amazing stained glass investment for your home, business, or church. For more information regarding custom stained glass, please contact us!

Martin Faith

Martin Faith is a proud Scotsman, art connoisseur, and the owner of Custom Stained Glass. Martin learned how to make stained glass windows in Glasgow and possesses over 35 years of industry experience. After moving to the United States, he began selling items from his antique collection and opened his own studio. Today, his company produces some of the finest stained glass windows in the nation. Over the years, Martin's company has created more than 50,000 custom stained glass, beveled, and leaded glass windows for homes, churches, and buildings across the country.