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The Monastery of Jesus - Portugal

The Monastery of Jesus - Portugal

(Portuguese: Mosteiro de Jesus) at the city of Setúbal, in Portugal, is the main historical monument of the city.
It is one of the first buildings in the Manueline style, the Portuguese version of late Gothic.
The cloisters of the convent houses the museum of the Monastery (Museu de Jesus).
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Sedlec Ossuary - The chapel of bones

Sedlec Ossuary - The chapel of bones

The Sedlec Ossuary (Czech: kostnice Sedlec) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints (Czech: Hřbitovní kostel Všech Svatých) in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, many of whom have had their bones artistically arranged to form decorations and ...
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Chapel of  Bones - Evora - Portugal

Chapel of Bones - Evora - Portugal

(Portuguese: Capela dos Ossos) is one of the best known monuments in Evora, Portugal.

The lugubrious chapel is formed by three spans 18.7 meters long and 11 meters wide. Light enters through three small openings on the left. Its walls and eight pillars are "decorated" in carefully arranged bones and skulls held together by cement.
The ceiling is made of white painted bri...
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Cathedral of Evora - Portugal

Cathedral of Evora - Portugal

(Portuguese: Sé de Évora) is one of the oldest and most important monuments in the city of Évora, in Portugal, lying on the highest spot of the city. <br>It is part of the historical city centre.

It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988

More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_%C3%89vora
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Bom Jesus de Braga

Bom Jesus de Braga

Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in the surroundings of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal. Its name means Good Jesus of the mountain.

The Sanctuary is a notable example of pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 metres (381 feet). It is an important tourist attraction of Braga.
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The Alcobaca Monastery

The Alcobaca Monastery

(Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a mediaeval monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.

The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the Monastery of S...
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Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery

Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican monastery in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal.
It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It amazes the onlooker with its profusion of gables, spires, pinnacles and buttresses. It...
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The Convent of the Order of Christ

The Convent of the Order of Christ

In Tomar, Portugal, was originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century.
After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.

The Convent of Christ of Tomar is one of Portugal's most impor...
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Church of Saint John the Baptist

Church of Saint John the Baptist

The main church of Tomar is located in the main square of the town, in front of the Municipality (17th century) and a modern statue of Gualdim Pais.
The church was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and has many interesting artistic details, like the flamboyant Gothic portal, the Manueline tower with a 16th century clock, the decorated capitals of the inner columns of the nave an...
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Mosteiro de Castro de Avelas

Mosteiro de Castro de Avelas

the Mosteiro de Castro de Avelăs dating from the 12th Century but now virtually in ruins. This monastery held the main religious power in the region during its heyday.
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Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bhaktivedanta Manor is a Gaudiya Vaishnava temple set in the Hertfordshire countryside of England in the village of Aldenham near Watford. The Manor, as it is called by those familiar with it, is owned and run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, better known as ISKCON or the Hare Krishna movement. It is ISKCON's largest property in the UK, and one of the most frequently visi...
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Nidarosdomen - Nidaros Cathedral

Nidarosdomen - Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen), considered the most significant church in Norway, is located in Trondheim. It was the cathedral of the Norwegian archdiocese, from its establishment in 1152 until its abolition in 1537. Since the Reformation, it has been the cathedral of the Lutheran bishops of Trondheim or Nidaros. The architectural style of the cathedral is romanesque and gothic. It was an im...
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Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple

A Chan Buddhist temple at Song Shan near Zhengzhou City Henan Province in Dengfeng China. Founded in the 5th century, the monastery is long famous for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu, and it is the Mahayana Buddhist monastery perhaps best known to the Western world.

official site:http://www.shaolin.org.cn/
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Church of St John Aliturgetos in Nessebar

Church of St John Aliturgetos in Nessebar

The Church of St Ioan Aliturgetos in Nesebar, Bulgaria was not consecrated, hence the name - "aliturgetos" is the Greek for "not consecrated". The legend says that one of the builders fell down and got killed. The church canon did not allow a place where a man had been killed, to be used for worship. But according to some records services were held in it. The church was badl...
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Church of St. Stefan in Nessebar

Church of St. Stefan in Nessebar

The church of St. Stefan (Sveti Stefan) has been restored and enlarged several times and is difficult to be exactly dated. The eastern part is the oldest and probably dates from the 11th c. Some centuries later the church was enlarged by adding a new structure to the west. The western wall was demolished and the present narthex was built. The church was timber-roofed. The exterior is rich in de...
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Church of John the Baptist in Nessebar

Church of John the Baptist in Nessebar

The Church of St John the Baptist in Nessebar, Bulgaria is a domed cruciform church, built of undressed stone. It's one of the best preserved in Nessebar. It is 12 m long and 10 wide. The structure of the church consists of two cylindrical vaults which intersect in the center of the composition. The masonry is crushed stone and pebbles and the facades were probably smoothly plastered. It was bu...
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Church of Christ Pantocrator in Nessebar

Church of Christ Pantocrator in Nessebar

The Church of Christ Pantocrator is located on the peninsula of Nesebar, Bulgaria. The church, along with the entire island and all of the historical structures are protected by UNESCO. The structure was erected in the 13th century and is a rare example of a religious structure which has not experienced significant changes through the centuries. Although small in dimensions (16 meters by 6.7 me...
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Sveta Bogoroditsa Church in Ruse

Sveta Bogoroditsa Church in Ruse

Another beautiful church in Ruse.
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Cathedral of St Joseph in Sofia

Cathedral of St Joseph in Sofia

The Cathedral of St Joseph (Bulgarian: катедрала „Св. Йосиф“) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is the co-cathedral of the Diocese of Sofia and Plovdiv, together with the Cathedral of St Louis in Plovdiv.

The cathedral, rebuilt at its previous location...
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St Paul of the Cross Cathedral in Ruse

St Paul of the Cross Cathedral in Ruse

The St Paul of the Cross Cathedral (Bulgarian: Катедрален храм „Свети Павел от Кръста“, Katedralen hram „Sveti Pavel ot Krasta“) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Rousse in northeastern Bulgaria...
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Sveta Troiza Church in Ruse

Sveta Troiza Church in Ruse

A beautiful church in Ruse and interesting because you go down stairs to come into the church itself.
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Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia

Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia

Banya Bashi Mosque (Bulgarian: Баня баши джамия, Banya bashi dzhamiya; Turkish: Banya Başı Camii) is a mosque in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is one of the oldest mosques in Europe, having been completed in 1576, during the years the Ottomans had control of the capital. The mosque derives its name from the phra...
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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church in Sofia

Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church in Sofia

The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (Bulgarian: църква „Свети Седмочисленици“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It was created between 1901 and 1902 through the conversion of an abandoned Ottoman mosque, and was inau...
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Church of St Petka of the Saddlers in Sofia

Church of St Petka of the Saddlers in Sofia

The Church of St Petka of the Saddlers (Bulgarian: Църква „Света Петка Самарджийска“) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

It is a small one-naved building partially dug into t...
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Russian Church in Sofia

Russian Church in Sofia

The Russian Church of Sofia , officially known as the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, (Руската църква or църква „Свети Николай“ in Bulgarian), is a Russian Orthodox church in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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