The Auxiliary Church of St. John the Baptist in Rzepiennik Biskupi was erected at the beginning of the C16th, with the spire probably added on in the 17th century.
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").
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Abbey of Stavelot, founded in 651, is a historical Benedictine monastery in Belgium. Architectural remnants include a 16th-century entrance porch and an 18th-century monastic complex. It now houses museums illustrating the abbey's history and exhibits related to Guillaume Apollinaire and the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
The painted churches of the Troodos Mountains are exceptional examples of the artistic legacy of the Byzantine Empire in Cyprus. With their vibrant biblical scenes imprinted on walls and ceilings, each of the following 10 UNESCO World Heritage churches is a little treasure to visit.
Cemeteries serve as places of eternal rest for the deceased, but they also nourish the living with the historical events, cultural trends and artistic movements and beliefs of the past. The style, history, and peculiarity of the following cemeteries make them some of the most unique in Europe.
Churches are home to amazing artefacts. In some cases, an a priori ordinary object such as the church clock, can become a real highlight, either because of its appearance, operation or the information it provides. Here are six amazing church clocks you must know about in Europe.