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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Santiago de Compostela, ES

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela was and remains the objective of one of the largest and most important pilgrimage routes in Europe, dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. A building was first built on the supposed tomb of the apostle at the beginning of the 9th century. However, construction of the present Romanesque church began in 1075 and was completed around 1130. This building was then equipped with a baroque facade in the 18th century. Compostela Cathedral was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1985 as part of the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada Cathedral

Santo Domingo de la Calzada Cathedral

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, ES

Work on this cathedral began in 1158 and was not completed in its current form until the 16th century. It contains several important works of art from the Hispano - Flemish style, as well as unique metalworks.

Santo Domingo Monastery

Santo Domingo Monastery

A Coruña, ES

The convent of San Domingos is a convent of the Dominican Order built in the 13th century. It was destroyed by the English in 1589 and finally rebuilt in the 17th century in a Baroque style.

Santo Volto di Gesù Church

Santo Volto di Gesù Church

Roma, IT

The Santo Volto di Gesù Church, built between 2003 and 2006, is one of the most successful examples of modern religious architecture in Rome. The building is based on a project by architects Piero Sartogo and Nathalie Grenon.

Santuario de Loyola

Santuario de Loyola

Loyola, ES

The sanctuary and basilica of Loyola is a Baroque religious complex built around the birthplace of Ignacio de Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuit. When, in the 17th century, the tower house where he was born was given to the Jesuits, they began to build a religious complex there. The current sanctuary was built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Santuario della Consolata

Santuario della Consolata

Turin, IT

The sanctuary of the Consolata, or Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, is one of the oldest places of worship of Turin. It is now used by the Consolata Missionaries congregation.

Scheemder Church

Scheemder Church

Scheemda, NL

In 1509, when the Dollard flooded once again, the residents decided to move the entire village a mile and a half to the north and the cruciform church was demolished and rebuilt as a hall church. In 1570, the old detached tower was replaced by a new one.

Scourmont Abbey

Scourmont Abbey

Chimay, BE

Notre-Dame de Scourmont is a Trappist abbey built in the second half of the 19th century. The priory was founded in 1850 and elevated to the rank of abbey in 1871. In 1863, a brewery was established in the abbey and in 1876, the Trappist monks began to produce hard cheese from the milk from their farm.

Sebastiaan Church

Sebastiaan Church

Bierum, NL

The exterior of the church, with its rounded construction and curves is mainly romance. The interior is late-Roman, with dome vaults and brick imitation. The 13th century church was built during the transitional period from Romanesque to Late Romanesque.

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