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Øystese kyrkje

Øystese kyrkje

Kvam, NO

Øystese Church, consecrated in 1868, is a typical, relatively simple long church with a roof over a two-storey porch to the west. The church was built by the builder C. Erichsen and designed by J.W. Nordan in a Swiss-style. The three-part neo-Gothic altarpiece was made by J. L. Losting in 1868.

Þingvallakirkja

Þingvallakirkja

Valhallarvegur, IS

The Þingvallakirkja, an Icelandic term which literally means "Church of the Parliament Plains" or "Church of Þingvellir", is a small church whose present building dates from 1859, but the first building was constructed on the initiative of the Norwegian King Olaf I at the time of Iceland's conversion to Christianity around the year 1000.

Đakovo Cathedral

Đakovo Cathedral

Đakovo, HR

The Đakovo Cathedral was built between 1866 and 1882 on the site of a baroque church. The cathedral was designed by the Viennese architect Karl Rösner, the furniture of Hermann Bollé.

Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery

Đurđevi Stupovi Monastery

Novi Pazar, RS

Đurđevi Stupovi is one of the oldest Serbian monasteries. Completed in 1171, the monastery houses valuable 13th century murals and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Łańcut Synagogue

Łańcut Synagogue

Łańcut, PL

The Łańcut synagogue, built in 1761 on the site of a former wooden synagogue, is one of the most valuable monuments of Jewish religious architecture in Poland. Restored in the 19th century, the synagogue was burned down during the Second World War, destroying most of its interior. Rescued in extremis from demolition in the 1950s, the synagogue was restored in 1960 and is now used as a Jewish museum.

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