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.
The Wysoka Synagogue resides in the Kazimierz District of Kraków, Poland, and is also referred to as the High Synagogue due to the upstairs location of the prayer room. It was built between 1556 and 1563 in a Renaissance style. It is now inactive following World War II.
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.
Originally built during the Byzantine time, Yanbol synagogue was later used by the Jewish community that migrated to Istanbul from the town of Yanbol, Bulgaria thus it is also known as the Bulgarian Synagogue. The main structure is wood, and the ceiling of the main prayer hall is decorated with landscape oil paintings. Today it is open only on major holidays and for some Shabbat services.
The Yeni Mosque, also called 'New Mosque', is a historic mosque built in 1902 to the plans of the Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli. The mosque was founded for the Dömne community, Jews who followed Sabbatai Zevi in his conversion to Islam in the 17th century. The new Yeni Camii Mosque is the last mosque built in Salonika under Ottoman rule. The New Mosque now belongs to the municipality of Thessaloniki and hosts art exhibitions and various other cultural events.
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Zagreb Cathedral was first built in the 11th century in 1093. But this original building was destroyed during the Tartar and Mongolian invasions in 1242. The current neo-Gothic building dates back to 1880 when the cathedral was rebuilt after being severely damaged by a violent earthquake.
This mosque was completed in 1987 in the Trstik housing complex in order to accomodate the large amount of Muslims living there. The mosque is built in order to follow modern construction trends of the time rather than following traditional Arabesque architecture. The building contains a 51m high minaret, a religious school, a library, and other features.
The synagogue of Zamość is the best-preserved late Renaissance synagogue in Poland. The building was built between 1610 and 1620 on the initiative of the city's Sephardic Jews. After being damaged during the Second World War, the synagogue underwent two major restorations in 1948-1950 and 1967-1972. The building now houses the Jewish Museum of the region Zamość and a local educational centre.
The church was built in the 12th and 13th century as a fortified church. At that time only the nave stood. The tower was only added in the 18th century and today it offers living space for two kestrels and a barn owl.