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Wooden articular church of Hronsek

Wooden articular church of Hronsek

Hronsek, SK

The Wooden articular church of Hronsek is a Renaissance church dating from 1726. Its interior is original: the paintings, the bell and the organ all date from the 18th century. Since 2008, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wooden articular church of Leštiny

Wooden articular church of Leštiny

Leštiny, SK

The wooden joint church of Leštiny is an evangelical joint church built between 1688 and 1689. In this Catholic region, "articular" Protestant churches were then allowed as long as they were made of wood (a material seen as temporary) and did not have a tower or bell. However, a bell tower was erected later in 1777.

Wooden synagogue of Alanta

Wooden synagogue of Alanta

Alanta, LT

The wooden synagogue of Alanta, built between 1870 and 1900, is one of the few remaining wooden synagogues in Lithuania. Abandoned with the Second World War, it is now used as a storage facility.

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

Woodhall Spa, GB

The first Methodist church in Woodhall Spa was built in 1899 before which worshippers had to go to the chapel at nearby hamlet of Kirkstead.

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral

Worcestor, GB

Worcester Cathedral has been described as possibly the most interesting of all England's cathedrals, especially architecturally.

Wotruba Church

Wotruba Church

Wien, AT

The church of Wotruba was built from 1974 to 1976 according to the plans of Fritz Wotruba (sculptor) and Fritz Gerhard Mayr (architect). This church, made of concrete blocks, is of a markedly brutalist style.

Wragby Methodist Church

Wragby Methodist Church

Wragby, GB

Wragby Methodist Church celebrated its centenary in 1994, but is the third chapel on this site.

Wrocław Cathedral

Wrocław Cathedral

Wrocław, PL

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist dates mainly from the Gothic period, from the 13th to the 14th century. However, she was preceded by three other churches on this place. The current building mixes Baroque complements and contemporary restorations after war damage. It is considered the first completely Gothic church in Poland.

Włodawa Synagogue

Włodawa Synagogue

Włodawa, PL

The Włodawa synagogue was built between 1764 and 1774 on the site of a former wooden synagogue. Burned during the First World War, desecrated during the Second World War, the synagogue served as a warehouse until 1970. In the 1980s, after extensive renovation work, a museum on the history and culture of Polish Jews was opened there.

York Minster

York Minster

York, GB

Discover 2,000 years of history and human creativity. Delve into the historic and human stories which have shaped the Minster we see today, from its Roman roots to the staff and volunteers who care for the current cathedral.

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What is Religiana?

Religiana, a project by Future for Religious Heritage, presents a catalogue of beatiful and inspiring buildings, helping you experience Europe's history, today!