Churches, Mosques and other religious buildings from around the world.|
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|The conquest of the Canary Island by the Kingdom of Spain started at the beginning of 15th century, and the construction of the Cathedral of Santa Ana, in the city of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria island) begun in 15th century, but took many years to finish. It presents Gothic interior and neoclassicist exterior. The Cathedral´s Patio de Los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard) is an architectural gem||10/19/2005||349|
|Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral, mother church for the Diocese of Chester, north-west England. It is built on Anglo-Saxon foundations dating back to 907.
|The Primada de América cathedral, the first in the New World, is the most important monument in Santo Domingo. It was constructed from 1514 to 1546.||10/18/2005||597|
|saint antioco church||10/17/2005||693|
|As recently as the late 20th century, Galata rang with the songs and street-games of Jewish children speaking Judeo-Spanish.|
Today most of Istanbul's Jews live in more desirable residential quarters, though Galata's synagogues are still in use.
|This is a Romanesque-Gothic 12th century cathedral with many ancient artefacts inside. The gardens of the cathedral are very pleasant and contain orange trees. Archaeology done on the cathedral site has proved that there was a Roman temple and then an Arab mosque here before the cathedral was built. |
|The Basillica of Saint Therese is where the remains of Saint Therese are buried.||10/11/2005||245|
|The Ulmer Minster in Ulm, Germany!|
The world’s highest church spire!
Unfortunately the quality of the satelite-picture isn't very good for all Ulm and its Neighboor-Citys. But if this gets improved you will be able to see this amazing church!
I am from New Ulm, so you can be sure the placemark is on the absolutely correct position.
|This cathedral is not as famous as the Temple of la Sagrada Familia (Gaudí) of Barcelona, but it is really beautiful. It was constructed using Gothic style, and Princess Cristina, Duchess of Palma, got married in this Cathedral.||10/09/2005||554|
|The church of San Francisco Church in Quito was built in the 16th century. For centuries is was the "richest" church in South America, its altar room is gold-plated (Inka-Gold, that was) from floor to ceiling.|
Its surroundings, the old town, were the first to be anounced UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site (with Krakow, Poland) in 1978.
|Most of the wonderful Spanish cathedrals were built using Romanesque, Gothic or Renaissance style, but the Cathedral of Cádiz is Neoclassicist. The beautiful yellow coppola and the slender towers heighten its giant aspect (although it isn´t as big as other Spanish cathedrals), which is also picturesque due to the Mediterrean sea. ||10/08/2005||260|
|The extraordinary city of León is one of the most beatiful cities in Europe, as it have a medieval city center where we can admire the fantastic Gothic Cathedral, built in the XIII century during the reign of the King Alfonso X, who became Emperor of the Roman-German Holy Empire.||10/08/2005||319|
|This Cathedral was constructed in the Middle Ages using the Gothic style and a original Spanish style: Mudéjar.||10/08/2005||314|
|A collection of the churches, cathedrals, convents and monasteries of Moscow.||10/08/2005||440|
| As Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, Patriarch Bartholomew occupies the First Throne of the Orthodox Christian Church and presides in a fraternal spirit among all the Orthodox Primates. The Ecumenical Patriarch has the historical and theological responsibility to initiate and coordinate actions among the Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ge...||10/07/2005||398|
|Though it looks like stone, it's made out of iron: the Bulgarian Orthodox Church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars, on the Golden Horn in Balat, was cast in Vienna, floated down the Danube on 100 barges, and bolted together here in Istanbul in 1871.||10/07/2005||354|
|This monument is a majestic group of buildings which were constructed in the 1950´s after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) in order to remember the soldiers who died "por Dios y por España" (to God and to Spain). The Valle de los Caídos is composed by an abbey, a cave-basilica, a monastery, gardens, cemetery and a giant cross make with stone. Honestly, is a really beatiful monument.<...||10/07/2005||371|
|The Cathedral which I have sent is one of the biggest churches in the world, and a jewell oh the Renaissance´s Architecture, as it was financed by Carlos I, the emperor of Spain in order to be buried under the coppola of this Cathedral. |
P.S.: Sorry about my defficent English speaking.
|The history of the settlement of Basel begins on the Münsterhügel. In the first century BC, Celts from the Rauriker Tribe lived here in a fortified oppidum. In the Rittergasse remains of the so-called Keltenwall (Celtic Wall) can be viewed through panels in the ground. Basel’s Cathedral (Münster) was built in the early 11th century, and has been restored many times in the intervening years.||10/04/2005||329|
|Haj House, Hyderabad, India||10/03/2005||367|
|Construction of this mosque started in 1614 by Abdullah Quli Qutub Shah, but was completed by Aurangazeb when he annexed Golconda in late 17th Century. The Tombs of Asaf Jahi rulers, the Nizams of Hyderabad, are in a roof enclosure to the left of the court yard of the mosque. ||10/01/2005||610|
|The Bai Ta is 40 meters high and placed on the highest point on Qiong Island. Its body is made of white stone.|
Kept in the tower are scriptures, Buddhist monks' mantles and alms bowls.
|The Catedral de Santa María de la Sede is the largest of all Roman Catholic cathedrals and also the largest Medieval Gothic religious building,||09/29/2005||365|
|The Basilica is without doubt Heliopolis’s most famous church.||09/28/2005||526|