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Basilica di San Marino

Basilica di San Marino

Città di San Marino, SM

The Basilica of San Marino, dedicated to San Marinus, patron and founder of the Republic of San Marino, is the main church of the capital of the microstate. The neoclassical church was built from 1826 to 1838. On the back of the basilica are the Orti Dell'Arciprete, a place used for concerts and other events.

Heimaey stave church

Heimaey stave church

Heimaey, IS

The Heimaey stave church is a wooden church located in Heimaey, Westman Islands. The church was made in 2000, as a gift from Norway to Iceland, on the occasion of the millennium of the first church built in Iceland by Olav Tryggvason in the year 1000.

Basilica of San Domenico

Basilica of San Domenico

Siena, IT

The Basilica of San Domenico was built in the 13th century and enlarged in the following century. The Gothic building houses the relic of the head of Saint Catherine of Siena in a splendid Renaissance chapel built for the occasion.

Santa Maria in Provenzano

Santa Maria in Provenzano

Siena, IT

Santa Maria in Provenzano was built between 1595 and 1604 in the Mannerist style. The church has an important role in the Palio de Siena (horse race) because it houses the image of Our Lady of Provenzano in whose honour the famous race is held every year on July 2.

Siena Cathedral

Siena Cathedral

Siena, IT

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta was built in the 13th century in the Romanesque-Gothic Italian style. It is famous for its intensive use of marble marquetry. An enlargement of the church took place in the 14th century, but was abandoned with its failure. As part of Historic Centre of Siena, the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pleterje Charterhouse

Pleterje Charterhouse

Drča, SI

The Pleterje Charterhouse, is a monastery of the Order of Carthusian founded in 1403. Pleterje is the last established Slovenian charterhouse, the only one still in activity.

The Church of the Mother of God

The Church of the Mother of God

Bistrica ob Sotli, SI

The Church of the Mother of God stands in one of the holiest place of Slovenia: Svete Gore (Holy mountains). The “Holy Mountains” have the earliest Christian buildings of the countries and is still a pilgrimage centre for Slovenians. The church of Mary was first mentioned in 1265 as Monte Sancte Marie. The current building on the site is from the 17th century.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Nicholas

Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Nicholas

Ventspils, LV

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Nicholas is named after Nicholas I following a donation from the Emperor to build the church between 1834 and 1835. The church remained intact during the two World Wars, but was restored at the beginning of the 21st century.

Beržoras Wooden Church

Beržoras Wooden Church

Beržoras , LT

The wooden church of Beržoras (Church of St Stanislas), built in 1746, is one of the oldest wooden buildings of sacral architecture in Lithuania, and the cemetery in which it is located is also one of the oldest in Lithuania. The surrounding wooden chapels of the church, also built in the 18th century, were destroyed in the 20th century but rebuilt recently.

Krk Cathedral

Krk Cathedral

Krk, HR

Krk Cathedral, first mentioned in 1186, is a primitive Christian basilica with three naves located in a complex of sacred buildings including the Romanesque church of Saint-Quirinus (12th century), a bell tower (16th century), the Chapel of Saint Barbara.

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