Top 15 Church Sights in Europe

    Start your walk at Sagrada Família
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    Sagrada Família
    Cultural property in Barcelona, Spain

    The Basílica de la Sagrada Família , commonly known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in Barcelona, Spain. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí , his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 7 November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI…Read more

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    Pantheon, Rome
    Roman temple in Rome

    The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus . It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. Its date of construction is uncertain, because…Read more

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    Notre-Dame de Paris
    Cathedral in Paris, France

    Notre-Dame de Paris ; meaning "Our Lady of Paris"), referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French…Read more

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    Marco Polo
    Venetian explorer and merchant noted for travel to central and eastern Asia

    Marco Polo , Venetian: [ˈmaɾko ˈpolo], Italian: [ˈmarko ˈpɔːlo]; 1254 – January 8–9, 1324) was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels are recorded in Livre des merveilles du monde , a book that described to Europeans the wealth and great size of China, its capital Peking, and other Asian cities and…Read more

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    Hagia Sophia
    Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

    Hagia Sophia is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 537 at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building…Read more

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    Parthenon
    Former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece

    The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building…Read more

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    The Last Supper (Leonardo)
    Mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci

    The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the Western world's most recognizable paintings.…Read more

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    St. Peter's Basilica
    Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City

    St. Peter's is a church built in the Renaissance style located in the Vatican City west of the River Tiber and near the Janiculum Hill and Hadrian's Mausoleum. Its central dome dominates the skyline of Rome. The basilica is approached via St. Peter's Square, a forecourt in two sections, both … Read more

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    Westminster Abbey
    Church in London

    Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place…Read more

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    London Bridge
    Road bridge across River Thames in London, opened in 1973

    Several bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1973, is a box girder bridge built from concrete and steel. It replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which in turn superseded a…Read more

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    St Paul's Cathedral
    Cathedral in the City of London, England

    St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the…Read more

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    Spanish Steps
    Stairs in Rome, Italy

    The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.…Read more

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    Florence Cathedral
    Church in Tuscany, Italy

    Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore , is the cathedral of Florence, Italy . It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of…Read more

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    Tower Bridge
    Bridge in London, United Kingdom

    Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi…Read more

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    Ecce Homo (Martínez and Giménez, Borja)
    Fresco by Elías García Martínez

    The Ecce Homo in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain, is a fresco painted circa 1930 by the Spanish painter Elías García Martínez depicting Jesus crowned with thorns. Both the subject and style are typical of traditional Catholic art.…Read more

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