Rongbuk Monastery (at elevation 5000 meters ) is the highest monastery in the world. It is also the last inhabited spot before Everest Base Camp, about 7 km distant. From Rongbuk Monastery the huge north face of Everest is clearly seen.
(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...
Our Saviour's Church, first consecrated in 1697, at which time it was Oslo's third cathedral. Original pulpit, altarpiece and organ front with acanthus carvings. Large ceiling murals from 1936-50. Stained glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland.
Antvorskov was the principal monastery for the order of Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God, located in the current town of Slagelse on Zealand, Denmark.
It was founded in 1165 by Valdemar the Great. Hans Tausen, who is credited as being a leading catalyst for the Danish Reformation, lived at the monastery and gave a sermon in 1525 that launched the reformation.
Built by the Municipality of Oslo to be used as workshop and residence for sculptor Gustav Vigeland. It houses models of almost all his works: sculptures, drawings, woodcuts, original moduls, plans and models of the Vigeland Park.
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...
Aebelholt Monastery on North-Zealand was build in the 12th. century and was a monastery untill the reformation. It was famous for it's medical knowledge and had it's own hospital.
During escavations they have found skeletons of a woman with a foetus and a man of 25 who was burried alive, the monks thaught he was dead but he wasn't. In the nearby museum you can see both. You can see how t...