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.
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 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.
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.
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.