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Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

Kakopetria , CY

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is one of the painted churches of the Troodos Mountains. As such, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Construction began in the early 11th century, with frescoes dating back to the 6th century.

Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyrarkirkja

Akureyri, IS

The Akureyri church is a Lutheran church dedicated in 1940. The building was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, the architect behind the Hallgrímskirkja.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Paris, FR

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Russian orthodox consecrated in 1861. It is the first permanent place of worship for the Russian Orthodox community in Paris. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The cathedral, including the crypt, has been listed as a historic monument since 1981.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia, BG

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is an orthodox cathedral of Neo- Byzantine style built between 1882 and 1912. Comprising five naves and three altars and can hold nearly 10,000 worshipers, it is the largest cathedral on the Balkan Peninsula, one of the largest cathedrals in the Orthodox world and one of the symbols of Sofia.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Tallinn, EE

Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral is an Orthodox church from the 19th century. The construction of this sanctuary, based on Russian church architecture, began in 1894 and was completed in 1900. The church was named after Alexander Nevsky, the prince of Novgorod.

Ali Pasha Mosque

Ali Pasha Mosque

Sarajevo, BA

The Ali Pasha Mosque is a complex built from 1560 to 1561. The mosque restored in 1894 was severely affected by Serb attacks during the Bosnian war. The building was finally rebuilt in 2004 and added to the list of national monuments in 2005.

All Hallows

All Hallows

Harthill, GB

All Hallows church, grade I listed, is a focal point in the pretty village of Harthill. The exterior has wonderful examples of architecture between the 12th and 16th centuries and inside can be seen exquisite Italian wooden carvings, a large chancel with marble floors, beautiful stained glass windows and the tomb of the 1st Duke of Leeds. The large peaceful churchyard contains many ancient monuments and the 17th century Old Schoolroom is adjacent.

All Saints

All Saints

Bakewell, GB

The earliest church in Bakewell dates from Anglo Saxon times. However, there were probably Christians here long before then, very likely they were among the Roman settlers from the 2nd century onwards. Under pressure from invaders, the Christian faith largely died out, but was brought back to the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Mercia in the late 7th century by pioneering missionary bishops who built a number of 'minster' churches. Bakewell was one of these.

All Saints

All Saints

Holton cum Beckering, GB

Set in a lovely rural hamlet on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, grade I listed All Saints is a gem of a church, with a wonderful chancel and its connections with Italy.

All Saints

All Saints

Wragby, GB

The first noticeable feature about All Saints is its position in the town. You see this church does not face east.

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