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Argentina - Buenos Aires, Metropolitan Cathedral

Argentina - Buenos Aires, Metropolitan Cathedral
The Catedral Metropolitana is the most important church in Buenos Aires, located on the Plaza de Mayo. It is the Catholic Church's main site in Argentina, where pope Francis, as archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, used to perform mass before assuming office in th…
Added on July  3, 2019

Switzerland - Saint Ursanne, Collégiale

Switzerland - Saint Ursanne, Collégiale
Saint-Ursanne (see: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47356382 ) is a charming old town on the banks of the river Doubs, considered being one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland with its medieval architecture.

The most important monument is the Co…
Added on June 28, 2019

Nederland - Heiloo, Onze Lieve Vrouw ter Nood

Nederland - Heiloo, Onze Lieve Vrouw ter Nood
Onze Lieve Vrouw ter Nood (Our Lady in Distress) is located just south of Heiloo. It is the largest Marian pilgrimage site in the Netherlands. The history of the Sanctuary goes back to the end of the 14th century.

At that time, a farmer found a statue of…
Added on June 24, 2019

Germany - Neresheim Abbey

Germany - Neresheim Abbey
Neresheim Abbey - officially Abbey of Saints Ulrich and Afra - was founded in 1095 as a house of (secular) Augustinian Canons, and converted to a Benedictine monastery in 1106. The abbey complex is situated on a hill, overlooking the town of Neresheim.…
Added on June  7, 2019

Nederland - Limmen, Protestantse kerk

Nederland - Limmen, Protestantse kerk
The oldest mention of the reformed church in Limmen dates from the year 740, when the dilapidated church was renewed. Around 800 there is talk of - presumably - a wooden church in Limbon, which was owned by the St. Maartenskerk in Utrecht. In the 13th cen…
Added on May 20, 2019

Greece - Monemvasia, Agia Sofia

Greece - Monemvasia, Agia Sofia
Agia Sofia is an impressive church of high architectural value, founded in the middle of the 12th century. Oral and written reports link the church to the Byzantine Emperor Andronicos II Palaiologos (1282-1328). Carvings of the church date from the 12th c…
Added on April  8, 2019

Germany - Bamberg Cathedral

Germany - Bamberg Cathedral
The Bamberg Cathedral - officially the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George ( Bamberger Dom St. Peter und St. Georg - is a late Romanesque building. The church founded in 1002 by emperor Heinrich II and dedicated on May 6, 1012, the birthday of the emper…
Added on January 21, 2019

Germany - Ebrach, Abbey Church

Germany - Ebrach, Abbey Church
The (former) Cistercian abbey in Ebrach was founded in the year of 1127 by a nobleman Berno and was the oldest and most important of its kind in Franconia. The abbey was settled by twelve monks from Morimond Abbey in Burgundy. The first church was dedicat…
Added on December 28, 2018

Greece - Arta, Panagia Parigoritissa

Greece - Arta, Panagia Parigoritissa
The church of the Panagia Parigoritissa, dedicated to the Annunciation, was built at the end of the 13th century by the despot Epirus Nikiphoros Komninos Doukas and his second wife Anna Paliologina. It was formerly the katholion (= main church) of a large…
Added on December 24, 2018

Greece - Thessaloniki, Church of Saint Demetrius

Greece - Thessaloniki, Church of Saint Demetrius
The church of Saint Demetrius is named and devoted after the patron saint of Thessaloniki: Saint Demetrius or Agios Dimitrios. It is by far the most important church of the city for religious, historical and artistic reasons.
The first chapel on the curr…
Added on December 14, 2018

Argentina - Salta, Iglesia San Francisco

Argentina - Salta, Iglesia San Francisco
When the city of Salta was founded in1582 by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma, some estates where gifted to the Franciscan monks. The first church on this place dates back to the year of 1625, although its instability made it necessary to built…
Added on December 10, 2018

Nederland - Willemstad, Koepelkerk

Nederland - Willemstad, Koepelkerk
The Koepelkerk (Domed Church) is the first church in the Netherlands specially built for Protestant worship and therefore the building became a model for many later Protestant churches. Construction began in 1597 and took ten years.

Prince Maurits van O…
Added on December  3, 2018

Germany - Gößweinstein, Basilica of the Holy Trinity

Germany - Gößweinstein, Basilica of the Holy Trinity
It is said that already in 1071 a chapel have stood on the place of the present basilica. In 1240 the chapel was converted into a spacious church dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The earliest official mention of a church in Gößweinstein however can be found…
Added on November  9, 2018

Germany - Idstein, Protestant Union Church

Germany - Idstein, Protestant Union Church
The Union Church (Unionskirche) is a protestant parish church in the historic centre of Idstein ( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47438976 ). The church was built from 1330 to 1350 under Gerlach, count of Nassau, when it was founded as collegiate Church of St…
Added on October  5, 2018

Switzerland - Basel Minster

Switzerland - Basel Minster
The Basel Minster (Basler Münster) is a medieval cathedral, situated on a twenty metres high hill high above the river Rhine. The Romans already had a fortress on this hill. The bishopric of Basel was founded in 343, with a residence in Augusta Raurica.…
Added on July 23, 2018

Nederland - Roermond, Munsterkerk

Nederland - Roermond, Munsterkerk
The Munsterkerk, or officially Onze Lieve Vrouwe Munsterkerk (Munster Church of our Blessed Mother Mary) is located in the heart of Roermond and is considered being one of the most beautiful remaining examples of late Roman architecture in the Netherlan…
Added on July 13, 2018

Nederland - Dwingeloo, Sint Nicolaaskerk

Nederland - Dwingeloo, Sint Nicolaaskerk
The Dutch Reformed Church Sint Nicolaaskerk is located in the centre of the village of Dwingeloo. The brick, gothic, hall church was built around the year of 1410 on the site of an older church from the 12th century with a free standing tower. The church…
Added on April 30, 2018

Nederland - Oudenbosch, Kapel van Saint Louis

Nederland - Oudenbosch, Kapel van Saint Louis
In the centre of Oudenbosch - not far away from the impressive basilica: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/46381994 - is the Big Chapel of the former boys boarding school Instituut Saint Louis. This boarding school was led by the Congregation of the Brothers of…
Added on April  6, 2018