Slemmestad church was completed in 1935 by the architect Ivar Næss. The church tower burned down in 2004 and was rebuilt afterwards. The organ was also lost in the fire, but it was replaced in 2007.
The site of the Kilclispeen Monastery dates back to the 5th-7th century. The monastery may have been founded by an unknown man, St Crispen. Nothing remains of this monastery, except for two high crosses from the 8th century, the "North Cross" and the "South Cross". Standing in the cemetery, the two crosses are 4 metres high, are made of sandstone and represent biblical scenes. There is also the base of a third cross on this monastic site.
The Hevra Tehilim Synagogue of the Vizhnitz Hasidim in Chernivtsi is a Hasidic synagogue from the 19th century. The Rundbogenstil brick building is now a church.
The Great Synagogue in Chernivtsi is an Ashkenazi synagogue completed in 1853. The synagogue is in Neo-Classical and Baroque Survival style.
The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption was built in the 14th to 15th centuries. Construction began during the reign of the Polish king Casimir the Great in 1370. The presbytery was completed in 1404, the nave in 1474 and the cathedral was consecrated by Bishop Maciej Janina in 1405. During the great fire in Lviv in 1527, the cathedral was severely damaged. Between 1765 and 1772, a fundamental reconstruction was ordered, during which many funerary monuments, epitaphs and altars from the Gothic and Renaissance periods were removed. The building took on a late Baroque character with Rococo elements. In 1777, one of the two towers was fitted with a rococo helmet. At the end of the 19th century, the presbytery was renovated in the Gothic style according to the plans of Julian Zachariewicz. At the end of the 19th century, stained glass windows were installed.
The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the first half of the 19th century. First, it was marked on a map of the 1880s. The cemetery is still operating.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin is the first Greek-Catholic church in Bukovyna, built in 1820-21 in the Empire style. Initially named the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the church was called the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin from 1937. In the early 1940s, the church was already too small for the faithful and was therefore enlarged thanks to a project by Volodymyr Zalozetsky. With the advent of the Bolshevik regime in 1946, worship in Ukrainian Greek-Catholic churches was banned and only reopened in 1990.
The Heggedal church is a long church dating from 1931. Formerly a chapel designed by Fritz Holland, the church is close to its original appearance, except that it was painted white in 1950.
The hall church erected in the 15th century was fortified at the beginning of the 16th century by surrounding the precincts with an oval wall with loopholes, five defence towers and with a later added outer bailey. In the same time two defence levels were built above the chancel, only to be demolished in the 19th century and replaced by a hipped roof. A bell tower with Baroque roof replaced the medieval gate tower in 1862. Inside the church the organ built by Samuel Maetz in 1825 can be found, as well as the 16th century pews and font. The valuable late Gothic pre-Reformation altar, which was built in the 16th century, was brought to Saint John’s Church in Sibiu. In the 19th century the fast growing community required more space. Therefore, above the existing 17th century gallery, painted with floral typical regional patterns, another gallery was built. The later was then prolonged in the chancel, where another level was added under it.
The Greverud church is a cubic-shaped building, built in 1967 in Nordre Follo. The architect of the church is Harald Hille.
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.
Mosque architecture in Europe extends beyond the Moorish mosques of Al-Andalus and the Ottoman mosques of the Balkans. In the 20th and 21st centuries, centuries of tradition blended with modern design in amazing contemporary mosques.