Churches, Mosques and other religious buildings from around the world.|
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|Nila Gumbad is a shrine surrounded by a mosque. It's Pakistan's biggest bi-cyle and tyre market.||08/17/2006||300|
|The bigest Cathedral in Tunisia||08/16/2006||409|
|The Bad Hersfeld church remains is the biggest in Germany. It was founded in 736 but burned down in 1761.|
Today it's used for concerts and in may and june for catholic masses.
|The temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is certainly one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai, as well as one of the most revered among all Thais. The temple is a major pilgrimage destinations during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Visak. Its importance, as well as its location, owes much to the legend of its founding.|
According to this legend, a Buddha re...
|A gurudwara in Ahmedabad, a temple for the followers of Sikkhism||08/06/2006||556|
|The largest mosque in Pakistan (capacity more than 100 thousand people) built by Moghul Emperor Aurang Zaib Alamgir||08/04/2006||439|
|Church of the Holy Nativity in Bethlehem. The pilgers kiss the golden star that is the place Jesus possibly was born.||07/23/2006||1,089|
|Sanctuary of Truth, Prasat Sut Ja-Tum, Buddish temple in Pattaya, Thailand||07/21/2006||480|
|Cathedral in christchurch, NZ||07/19/2006||308|
|Although classified as a Mission, this is the site of an old church outside of Tucson. To this day, the "White Dove of the Desert" (as it has been nicknamed) still serves Franciscan Catholics, as well as members of the Tohono O'odham indian tribe.||07/19/2006||265|
|This abbey is reported to be founded in the XI century by the monk Mainardo whose community started living here following the rules of Saint Benedict.|
In the XIX century it has been abandoned after part of it has been ruined by an earthquake.
Since 1982 it is the home of the Jesus Caritas community, founded by father Charles de Foucauld.
|The old city of Wittenberg is a unique outdoor museum for the experiencing word history. Wittenberg was mentioned for the first time in official documents in 1183. It was also the city where the Elector Friedrich the Wise resided from the end of the 15th century. His circumspect politics, the founding of the university in 1502 and the work of Martin Luther and the other reformers made this city...||07/11/2006||275|
|This is one of the most famous before Columbus civilization ruin in Bolivia. It's a Giant Rock with man made animal forms, etc. ||07/10/2006||522|
|Founded at the beginning of the XII century by San Bernardo, the Chiaravalle Abbey is one of the first and most important Cistercian monastery all over the world.|
|Coptic Orthodox Monasteries in the Nile Valley and else where in Egypt||07/10/2006||1,287|
|Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan, did put the first stonre for this Abbey, on August 27th, 1396.|
The Certosa di Pavia is one of the most important religious building in northern Italy.
|Rock Fort |
The Rock Fort Temple tops on a 83m high outcrop. This temple was built by the Pallavas as a small cave temple, but the Nayaks made use of its naturally fortified Position. It is a stiff climb, up the 437 steps cut into the stone to the top but well worth the view. Non-Hindus are not allowed into the Vinayaka Temple at the summit and at the bigger Sri Thayumanaswamy Temple ded...
This superb temple complex at Srirangam, about three kms from the Rock Fort is surrounded by seven concentric walls with 21 gopurams and is probably the largest in India. Most of it dates from the 14th to 17th centuries, and many people have had a hand in its construction, including the Cheras, Pandyas, Cholas, Hoysalas and rulers from Vijayanagar. The largest gopuram in th...
|AMRITSAR -GOLDEN TEMPLE of SIKHS||07/07/2006||2,121|
|The basilica named after the saint patron of Italy. Some parts of it has been destroyed by the last big earthquake in the area. Recently the Basilica has been totally fixed.|
|There you see the construction site of the Dresdner Frauenkriche, which was reopened and sanctified on October, 30th in 2005 after 11 years of rebuilding.|
The church was first built from 1726 - 1743 and destroyed in World War 2 (13th to 14th February 1945). It is the worlds biggest sandstone building and one of the most architectural-sophisticated churches in europe.
|The "Montecassino Abbey" has been built around 529., but it has been rebuilt many different times after it has been completely o partially destroyed by different causes: in 577 barbarians invasions, in 883 fires, in 1349 an earthquake and in 1944 it has been in the middle of a battlefield so parts of the Abbey has been destroyed.|
Website: http://www.montecassino.it/ (th...
|The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the state of Kuwait. Its area spans 45,000 square meters, out of which the building itself covers 20,000 square meters. The main prayer hall is 72 meters wide on all sides, has 21 teakwood doors, and has lighting provided by 144 windows. The dome of the mosque is 26 meters in diameter, and 43 meters high, and is decorated with the "Asma al-hosna&qu...||07/03/2006||733|
|This mosque, located in Sana'a, capital of Yemen, is one of the oldest mosques in the World.||06/29/2006||753|
|One of the major mosques in Kuwait, but not quite as large as the Grand Mosque. Pretty well known, considering it is found on many photographs of Kuwait. Sadly, i can't find much written info on it.||06/28/2006||585|