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Altötting94 photos

Altötting (0041) Collegiate church Saint Philip and Saint Jacques
AltöttingGermany

Coordinates: 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 (… [Read more]

Anagni24 photos

Anagni (005)
AnagniLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 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. [Read more]

Asam Church (Munich)42 photos

Asam Church (Munich) (075)
Asam Church (Munich)Munich - Germany

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Assisi31 photos

Assisi (129)
AssisiUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 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[Read more]

Chiesa del 2000114 photos

Chiesa del 2000 (139)
Chiesa del 2000Rome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Fossanova65 photos

Fossanova (218)
FossanovaLazio - Italy

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Fürstenfeld Abbey158 photos

Fürstenfeld abbey (452)
Fürstenfeld AbbeyGermany

Coordinates: 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 … [Read more]

Gerace20 photos

Gerace (010)
GeraceCalabria - Italy

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Hosios Loukas58 photos

Hosios Loukas (246)
Hosios LoukasGreece

Coordinates: 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 World Heritage Site, along with the… [Read more]

Maria Gern14 photos

Maria Gern (075)
Maria GernGermany

Coordinates: 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 … [Read more]

Meteora110 photos

Meteora (1451)
MeteoraGreece

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Orvieto58 photos

Orvieto (210)
OrvietoUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Ottobeuren Abbey68 photos

Ottobeuren abbey (065) Basilica of Saints Alexander and Theodore
Ottobeuren AbbeyGermany

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Oudenbosch22 photos

Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara (003)
OudenboschNetherlands

Coordinates: 51° 35′ 21″ N, 4° 31′ 44″ E

The Basilica van de HH Agatha en Barbara was built in 1865 by the architect Pierre 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 … [Read more]

Padua149 photos

Padua (040) Palazzo della Ragione
PaduaVeneto - Italy

Coordinates: 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,… [Read more]

Padula123 photos

Certosa di Padula (066)
PadulaCampania - Italy

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Pantheon (Rome)15 photos

Pantheon (052)
Pantheon (Rome)Rome - Lazio - Italy

Coordinates: 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… [Read more]

Patmos211 photos

Patmos (0309) Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
PatmosGreece

Coordinates: 37° 18′ 33″ N, 26° 32′ 45″ E

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala (the… [Read more]

Pizzo62 photos

Pizzo (216)
PizzoCalabria - Italy

Coordinates: 38° 44′ 32″ N, 16° 10′ 28″ E

Pizzo is a seaport in the province of Vibo Valentia, situated on a steep cliff overlooking the Gulf of Santa Eufemia. Fishing is one of the main activities, including that of tunny and coral. Pizzo is famous for its Tartufo, a large ball of ice… [Read more]

Ravenna110 photos

Ravenna (036) San Vitale
RavennaEmilia-Romagna - Italy

Coordinates: 44° 24′ 57″ N, 12° 11′ 49″ E

Ravenna, a city in the Emilia-Romagna, is inland, but connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 till 476. It was later the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and the Exarchate[Read more]

San Galgano44 photos

San Galgano (035)
San GalganoTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 8′ 58″ N, 11° 9′ 21″ E

The abbey of Saint Galgano rise in the valley of the Merse River, between the medieval villages of Chiusdino and Monticiano, in the province of Siena. The original nucleus of the monastic complex Cistercian of Saint Galgano (Galgano Guidotti[Read more]

Sant’Antimo104 photos

Sant'Antimo (045)
Sant’AntimoTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 59′ 59″ N, 11° 30′ 55″ E

Sant Antimo Abbey (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo) is a former Benedictine monastery, now inhabited by Canons Regular, situated in the province of Siena, near Montalcino, Tuscany. Its name refers to Saint Anthimus of Rome, whose relics were moved here… [Read more]

Siena90 photos

Siena (153)
SienaTuscany - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 19′ 7″ N, 11° 19′ 54″ E

Siena, in English also spelled Sienna, is a city in Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (900-400 BC) when it was… [Read more]

Stilo21 photos

Stilo (007)
StiloCalabria - Italy

Coordinates: 38° 28′ 48″ N, 16° 28′ 5″ E

Stilo is a town in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is located 151 km from Reggio Calabria. At 10 km from the city is the promontory of Cape Stilo, where in 1940 the Battle of Punta Stilo was fought by the Italian and British Navies. [Read more]

Vatican City136 photos

San Pietro (001)
Vatican City

Coordinates: 41° 54′ 8″ N, 12° 27′ 19″ E

Vatican City, or Vatican City State, in Italian officially Stato della Città del Vatican, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares, and a… [Read more]

Verona270 photos

Verona (095) Basilica di San Zeno
VeronaVeneto - Italy

Coordinates: 45° 26′ 20″ N, 10° 59′ 36″ E

Verona is a city in Veneto, northern Italy. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare was based in Verona. [Read more]

Weltenburg Abbey29 photos

Weltenburg Abbey (291)
Weltenburg AbbeyGermany

Coordinates: 48° 53′ 56″ N, 11° 49′ 12″ E

The St. George Church of the the Benedictine Monastery of Weltenburg on the Danube breakthrough in Kelheim in Bavaria is one of the most important religious buildings of the Baroque in Europe. The monastery church was built from 1716 to 1718 and… [Read more]

Wieskirche47 photos

Wieskirche (019)
WieskircheGermany

Coordinates: 47° 40′ 50″ N, 10° 54′ 1″ E

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche zum[Read more]

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