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Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pescara, IT

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was built from 1886 to 1934 by the architect Porta di Torino as a new parish towards the railway station. With the allied bombings in 1943, the bell tower was damaged, the bells requisitioned by the Germans, but soon the tower was recovered and a new bell tower was rebuilt. The church was built in a neo-Romanesque style with some neo-Gothic elements such as the rose window.

Chiesa di San Pio X

Chiesa di San Pio X

Roma, IT

The Church of Saint Pius X was designed by Alberto Ressa and was built from 1956 to 1961. In 1963 the final sequences of the science fiction horror film The Last Man on Earth, directed by Ubaldo Ragona or Sidney Salkow (1964), were filmed inside and outside the church.

Church of St. Adalbert

Church of St. Adalbert

Kraków, PL

The church of St. Adalbert was originally Romanesque, but rebuilt in the Baroque style in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. An exhibition on the history of the Krakow Market is in the basement of the church.

The Piarist Church

The Piarist Church

Kraków, PL

The Piarist Church is a sacred complex, along with the adjoining monastery of the Piarists. The late Rococo church was built in 1718-1761, and has clear references to the church of the Gesù, the mother church of the Jesuits.

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica

Kraków, PL

The Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven is one of the most famous monuments of Krakow and Poland. It is a Gothic church built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin

Ewelme, GB

St Mary's Ewelme is an exceptional church with a distinguished history. The present building has not changed greatly for almost 600 years, having been reordered in 1437. It is a rare opportunity to see a place of worship with strong echoes stretching back over 100 years before the Reformation. Many people come to see the tomb of Alice de la Pole, Geoffrey Chaucer's granddaughter.

Beit Midrash Hevra Tehilim in Kraków

Beit Midrash Hevra Tehilim in Kraków

Kraków, PL

The Beit Midrash Hevra Tehilim in Kraków is an Ashkenazi synagogue built 1896 by the architect Nachman Kopald. The synagogue was restored after the Second World War. This Rundbogenstil brick building now serves as a restaurant.

Corpus Christi Basilica

Corpus Christi Basilica

Kraków, PL

The Church of Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic Gothic basilica founded around 1340 as a wooden church. It was rebuilt in brick a few decades later, in 1385.

Tempel Synagogue

Tempel Synagogue

Kraków, PL

The Tempel Synagogue was built from 1860-1862 in a mix of Moorish and neo-Romanesque styles. It is no longer used as a place of worship and hosts concerts and meetings. The interior is richly decorated with colourful patterns and gold leaf atypical of other synagogues.

Chiesa di Santa Lucia

Chiesa di Santa Lucia

Roma, IT

The Church of St. Lucia was built in 1938 and designed by the Roman architect Tullio Rossi, author of several churches built in the capital between 1930 and 1960. Important restorations were carried out in the 1990s, with the construction of a new presbytery and the Adoration chapel.

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