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Churches around the world.

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Altötting

Altötting (1)
Altötting (1)
48° 13′ 35″ N, 12° 40′ 35″ E

Altötting is the county seat of the district of the same name in the administrative district of the Upper Bavaria and is located about 90 km east of Munich. The city experiences national importance as a place of pilgrimage with the Chapel of Grace…

Anagni

Anagni (1)
Anagni (1)
41° 44′ 33″ N, 13° 9′ 27″ E

Anagni, with the Duomo Santa Maria, is the birth place of the pope Boniface VIII in the 13th century. The Crypt of San Magno has frescoes from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Asam Church (Munich)

Asam Church (Munich) (1)
Asam Church (Munich) (1)
48° 8′ 6″ N, 11° 34′ 11″ E

St Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church is a church in Munich built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. The church is considered to be one of the most important buildings of…

Assisi

Assisi (1)
Assisi (1)
43° 4′ 28″ N, 12° 36′ 21″ E

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor…

Castelpetroso

Castelpetroso (1)
Castelpetroso (1)
41° 32′ 59″ N, 14° 18′ 38″ E

Castelpetroso is a municipality in the Province of Isernia in the Italian region Molise, located about 25 km west of Campobasso and about 10 km south-east of Isernia.

Chiesa del 2000

Chiesa del 2000 (1)
Chiesa del 2000 (1)
41° 52′ 57″ N, 12° 35′ 9″ E

The church “Dives in Misericordia” is located in Tor Tre Teste in Rome, and was designed by Richard Meier, winner of the competition announced in the frame of the diocesan program “50 Churches for Rome 2000”. This architecture has the particular…

Chiesa del Santo Volto di Gesu

Chiesa del Santo Volto di Gesu (1)
Chiesa del Santo Volto di Gesu (1)
41° 51′ 7″ N, 12° 27′ 32″ E

The Chiesa del Santo Volto di Gesu is a church of Rome, in Portuense district, in via della Magliana. It is one of the most successful examples of modern religious architecture in Rome, comparable to other contemporary churches such as the Chiesa…

Fossanova

Fossanova (1)
Fossanova (1)
41° 26′ 18″ N, 13° 11′ 43″ E

Fossanova Abbey is located about 100 km south-east of Rome. It is the finest example of a Cistercian Abbey and of the Burgundian Early Gothic style in Italy. It dates from the end of the 12th to the end of the 13th century. St Thomas Aquinas died…

Fürstenfeld Abbey

Fürstenfeld abbey (1)
Fürstenfeld abbey (1)
48° 10′ 11″ N, 11° 14′ 56″ E

The Fürstenfeld Monastery is a former Cistercian Abbey in Fürstenfeldbruck in Bavaria in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. It is located about 25 km west of the city of Munich. The former monastery was one of the household monasteries of the…

Gerace

Gerace (1)
Gerace (1)
38° 16′ 22″ N, 16° 13′ 6″ E

Gerace is a town in the region of Calabria, Italy. Gerace is located some 10 km inland from Locri, yet the latter town and the Sea can be seen from Gerace’s perch atop a 500 m vertical rock. The town stands on a hill formed of conglomerates of sea…

Hosios Loukas

Hosios Loukas (1)
Hosios Loukas (1)
38° 23′ 43″ N, 22° 44′ 47″ E

Hosios Loukas (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς) is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, along with the…

Maria Gern

Maria Gern (1)
Maria Gern (1)
47° 39′ 11″ N, 13° 0′ 9″ E

Maria Gern is located north of Berchtesgaden in the valley and on the slopes of the creek Gerner (also called Gererbach or Anzenbach), a tributary of the Berchtesgadener Ache. The area is bounded on the west by the Rauhenkopf, in the east of the…

Meteora

Meteora (1)
Meteora (1)
39° 43′ 16″ N, 21° 38′ 3″ E

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on…

Nativity of Mary (Rottenbuch)

Rottenbuch abbey (1)
Rottenbuch abbey (1)
47° 44′ 9″ N, 10° 57′ 58″ E

The former Augustinian Canons Church and current Roman Catholic parish church Nativity of Mary is a listed church building in Rottenbuch, in the district of Weilheim-Schongau in Bavaria. Soon after the founding of the monastery in 1073 began with…

Orvieto

Orvieto (2)
Orvieto (2)
42° 43′ 1″ N, 12° 6′ 46″ E

Orvieto is a city in Province of Terni situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive…

Ottobeuren Abbey

Ottobeuren abbey (1) Basilica of Saints Alexander and Theodore
Ottobeuren abbey (1)Basilica of Saints Alexander and Theodore
47° 56′ 29″ N, 10° 17′ 53″ E

The monastery Ottobeuren is a Benedictine abbey in the Upper Swabian Ottobeuren. The monastery consecrated to the two saints Alexander of Rome and Theodore Tiro was founded in 764 by Silach, an alemannic noble, and 972 raised by Emperor Otto I to…

Oudenbosch

Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara (1)
Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara (1)
51° 35′ 21″ N, 4° 31′ 44″ E

The Basilica van de HH Agatha en Barbara was built in 1865 by the architect Dr Cuypers as a replica of the Basilica San Pietro in Vaticano after the return of the Zouaves who set out their journey from Oudenboch to defend the Pope against Garibaldi.

Padua

Padua (1)
Padua (1)
45° 23′ 54″ N, 11° 52′ 36″ E

Padova (Padua) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy. Padua stands on the Bacchiglione River, 40 km west of Venice and 29 km south-east of Vicenza. It hosts the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things,…

Padula

Certosa di Padula (1)
Certosa di Padula (1)
40° 20′ 9″ N, 15° 39′ 8″ E

The monastery of Padula (Certosa di Padula / Certosa di San Lorenzo), founded by Tommaso San Severino in 1306, constitutes the second largest Chartreuse in Italy after the one in Parma and is dedicated to St Lawrence. Besides its 320 rooms and…

Pantheon

Pantheon (1)
Pantheon (1)
41° 53′ 57″ N, 12° 28′ 36″ E

The Pantheon is a building in Rome, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD. The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in…

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