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 Monastery of Paleokastro

Monastery of Paleokastro

Ano Mera, GR

The monastery was established in the 18th century as a nunnery . It is located on top of a hill, next to the remains of the Gizi castle, which explains its current name (paleokastro is Greek for old "castle").

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen, DE

The Aachen Cathedral, built on the former Palatine Chapel of the Palace of Charlemagne (800-814), is the most important architectural example of the Carolingian Renaissance.

Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus, DK

Aarhus Cathedral was built in the 13th century in Romanesque style. Damaged by a fire in 1330, the cathedral was rebuilt according to Gothic canons from the end of the 14th century until 1500.

Aartsengel Michaëlkerk

Aartsengel Michaëlkerk

Genk, BE

The Archangel Michael Church, built in the 1980s in Byzantine style, is part of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. The first Orthodox community in Genk appeared in 1948. It consisted of Ukrainian workers who arrived with their families by rail in April 1947 in the Belgian province of Limburg from the American occupation zone in post-war Germany.

Abbey Church of Saint-Etienne

Abbey Church of Saint-Etienne

Caen , FR

The first church dates from the 10th century, with a Romanesque Benedictine choir, replaced in the 12th century by a Gothic choir. The majority of the building is dated between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Abbaye aux Dames

Abbaye aux Dames

Saintes, FR

Established on the right bank of the river Charente, near the former funeral basilica of Bishop Pallais, it owes its foundation in 1047 to the Count of Anjou Geoffroy Martel and his wife Agnes of Burgundy. First women's abbey in Saintonge, the Benedictine moniales printed currency and had a taste for business.

Abbaye de Clervaux

Abbaye de Clervaux

Clervaux, LU

The Abbey of Saint Maurice is a Benedictine abbey founded at the beginning of the 20th century in Clervaux. It was built in neo-Romanesque style, like the church of Saints-Côme-et-Damien, located in the heart of the city.

Mègemont Abbey

Mègemont Abbey

Chassagne, FR

Former abbey of Mègemont, Cistercian abbey founded by the Counts of Auvergne in the 13th century (1274). Of the church, only the choir and the transept remain, in poor condition (the nave disappeared at the beginning of the 20th century). The monastery buildings retain rooms with vaulted arches and a room with stucco decorations.

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