Saturday, June 2, 2007

Great Churches of Europe

(120-124 AD)
Rome, Italy

An ancient Roman temple that was converted to a Church in the 7th Century. It is considered by many to be the best-preserved of all ancient Roman buildings.

Mont Saint-Michel
(8th-19th centuries)
Brittany, France

Medieval Art and Architecture Site
Photo Collection

St. Mark’s
Venice, Italy

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago, de Compostela, Spain

A major site of pilgrimage for many centuries.

Information on the ancient pilgrimage route which has experienced a surge in interest in recent years:

Pisa Cathedral
(1063-1118 and 1261-1271)
Pisa, Italy

Also home of the more famous leaning tower of Pisa

Historic photos of the Pisa Cathedral from the Notre Dame Architecture Library

Official Tower Website

Saint Chapelle
Paris, France

Chartres Cathedral
Chartres, France

Brief history and photos

Notre Dame de Paris
Paris, France

Cathedral of Cefalu

Cefalu, Sicily

Cathedral of Cefalu

Santa Maria del Fiore
13th-14th Centuries)
Florence, Italy

St. Paul’s Cathedral (Anglican)
London, England

Melk Abbey
Melk, Austria

Church of Saint Mary
Mosta, Malta

Basilica of the Sacre Couer
Paris, France

This basilica has offered Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament since 1885.

Official website
Brief history of the Basilica

Basilica of Lourdes


Lourdes, France

"Go, tell the priests to come here in procession and to build a chapel here." Our Lady to St. Bernadette

Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima

Fatima, Portugal

Guide to the Shrine
Official Shrine Website

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