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Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Lyon, FR

The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourviere dominates the city of Lyon from the top of the Fourvière hill since the end of the 19th century. Its neo-Byzantine or Roman-Byzantine style architecture is the work of Pierre Bossan. Since 2014, the church is classified as a historical monument.

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Valletta, MT

The Carmelite Church (Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) is a Roman Catholic church located in Valletta. Begun in 1570 and rearranged over the centuries, the church was damaged during the Second World War and was rebuilt from 1958 to 1981. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Basilica of Saint Anne of Kodeń

Basilica of Saint Anne of Kodeń

Kodeń, PL

The Basilica of Saint Anne of Kodeń was built in 1629-1635 in a late Renaissance style in place of an old wooden church from 1599. From 1875 to 1917, it was transformed into an Orthodox church. After Poland's independence, she became a Roman Catholic church again.

Basilica of Saint Severinus

Basilica of Saint Severinus

Bordeaux, FR

The Saint-Séverin church was founded in the 11th century. In the 19th century, the architect Pierre-Alexandre Poitevin built a neo-Romanesque façade for the church. In 1910, the excavations of Camille Jullian, the famous historian of Bordeaux, made it possible to discover fragmentary constructions on the site as well as a vast Christian necropolis.

Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay

Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay

Lyon, FR

The basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay is an old abbey church of Romanesque style built in the 12th century. The basilica is classified as a historical monument since 1840.

Basilica of Saint-Sernin

Basilica of Saint-Sernin

Toulouse, FR

The Saint-Sernin basilica of Toulouse is a sanctuary built in the 11th century, and was one of the most important pilgrimage centers in Europe. As an abbey (until the French Revolution), it was served by a canonical community. Saint-Sernin is one of the largest Romanesque churches preserved in Europe, with the Speyer Cathedral in Germany. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

Basilica of St. Michael

Basilica of St. Michael

Bordeaux, FR

The Basilica of Saint Michael was built from the 14th to the 16th century, it is characteristic of the flamboyant Gothic style. The basilica shares with the cathedral Saint-André the peculiarity of being equipped with a bell-tower independent of the rest of the church. The building is classified as a historical monument since 1846.

Basilica of St. Peter

Basilica of St. Peter

Vatican City, VA

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter, better known as the Basilica of St. Peter, is the largest Christian church on the planet and considered one of the most sacred places of Catholicism. Churches have been built on the site of the basilica since the fourth century. The construction of the current building began on April 18, 1506, under Pope Julius II, and was completed on November 18, 1626. The building is the work of some of the most renowned architects in history, such as Donato Bramante , Miguel Ángel or Bernini.

Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Krzeszów, PL

The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Its interior and exterior have been richly decorated in this style. The church was part of the old Cistercian abbey built in 1728-1735.

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Bruges, BE

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a double chapel of the city of Bruges. The lower chapel of Sint-Basilius (1139-1149), is the only Romanesque church of West Flanders entirely preserved. The Upper Chapel of the Holy Blood was given in the late 15th century in a Gothic style.

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