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Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen, DE

The Aachen Cathedral is built on the former Palatine Chapel of the Aachen Royal Palace (795-803), the most important architectural example of the Carolingian Renaissance. Hence the Aachen Cathedral is a heterogeneous structure, influenced by many stylistic epochs, characterized by numerous breaks and extensions.

Abbaye aux Dames

Abbaye aux Dames

Saintes, FR

First women's abbey in Saintonge, the Ladies' Abbey was founded in 1047. These powerful Benedictine moniales printed currency and had a taste for business.

Abbaye de la Cambre

Abbaye de la Cambre

Ixelles, BE

La Cambre abbey was founded around 1200 by Gisele, a Brussels lady who wanted to establish a Cistercian monastery in the village of Ixelles. The abbey takes the name Camera beatae Mariae, which will finally give "the Cambre". In 1796, by decree of the Republic, la Cambre is closed and its property sold as national property. The abbey is restored in the first two decades of the 20th century.

Abbey of Saint Gall

Abbey of Saint Gall

St. Gallen, CH

The Abbey of St. Gall, called Kloster St. Gall (founded in 719, abolished in 1805), is the oldest monastery in Switzerland. Its Rococo library is one of the most important monastic libraries in the world.

Abbey of St Victor

Abbey of St Victor

Marseille, FR

The abbey Saint-Victor of Marseille was founded in the 5th century by Jean Cassien, near the tombs of martyrs of Marseille, among whom Saint Victor of Marseille († in 303 or 304). For more than 1,500 years, Saint-Victor is one of the high places of Catholicism in the south of France, and although the monastery was dismantled at the Revolution, the church is still assigned to worship. The abbey is classified as a historical monument since 1840.

Abtei St. Bonifaz

Abtei St. Bonifaz

Munich, DE

St. Boniface is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1835 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in a Byzantine style.

Agios Eleftherios Church

Agios Eleftherios Church

Athina, GR

The Agios Eleftherios church was built in the early 13th century. This date, however, is the subject of debate, some historians claiming that the church could be older (twelfth, eleventh, even eight centuries). This Byzantine temple was built on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of Eileithyia.

Agios Georgios church

Agios Georgios church

Athina, GR

The Agios Georgios church in Athens is a nineteenth-century reconstruction of a medieval temple. The Greek-Byzantine style of the temple is typical of the reign of Otto I (1832-1862) during which the temple was rebuilt after being destroyed during the Revolution of 1821.

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis

Kalopanagiotis, CY

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis, is a complex of churches whose oldest one, the church of Agios Irakleidios dates from the 11th century. Agios Ioannis Lampadistis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Agios Minas Cathedral

Agios Minas Cathedral

Heraklion, GR

The Cathedral of St. Minas is an Orthodox Cathedral located in Heraklion and is the seat of the Archbishop of Crete. It began to be built in 1862, but its construction was interrupted during the Cretan Revolution of 1866 and was finally completed in early 1895.

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