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Alcobaça Monastery

The Alcobaça Monastery – Portugal

The Alcobaça Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in Oeste Subregion. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history. The...
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Museo Nacional del Virreinato – Tepotzotlán, Mexico

This large learning complex was built in 1580s by the Jesuits. Here are The College of San Francisco Javier – one of the most prestigious educational centers in New Spain in the 17th century. The museum of the complex includes famous collections of artworks and sculptures....
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The Monastery Complex of Bernardine in Lezajsk – Poland

Historical place in Leżajsk, famous for large Basilika, built in 17th century. Organs located in the Basilica are the most valuable musical instruments of this type in Europe.
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Kolvi Caves – India

Kolvi Caves or Kholve caves are located at Kolvi village in the state of Rajastan, India. They are carved out in laterite rock hill. This Buddhist site has stupas, chaityas containing figures of Buddha. An architectural style shows dominance of Hinayana sect in this region. The...
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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour – Moscow, Russia

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. With an overall height of 338 ft, it is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world. Tour is in Russian.
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Archbasilica of St. John Lateran – Rome, Italy

The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran, commonly known as St. John Lateran’s Archbasilica, St. John Lateran’s Basilica, St. John Lateran, or just The Lateran Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of...
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St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City.
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Sistine Chapel – Vatican City

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a...
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Canterbury Cathedral – UK

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and symbolic leader of the worldwide...
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The Donskoy Monastery – Moscow, Russia

The Donskoy Monastery, founded in 1591, is located near to the old Kaluga road south westwards from the central part of Moscow. The Monastery has got its name in honor to the Icon of the Mother of God of Don that saved miraculously Moscow from the troops of Kazy-Girey-khan. ...
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