Category: Locations

CHURCH-PENINSULA MARIA WÖRTH / WINTER CHURCH – MARIA WÖRTH

INTRODUCTION The Maria Wörth church complex consists of the parish and former collegiate church, the smaller winter church, a Romanesque church, the cemeteries and the three churchyard portals. Until a connection between the church island and the mainland in 1770, it stood on a peninsula on lake Wörthersee. HISTORY The place "Uweride" came into the [...]
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Holy Cathedral Church of Zamora – Zamora

INTRODUCTION The Holy Cathedral Church is the most important religious, historical and artistic building in the diocese of Zamora. It receives the name of "cathedral" for being the Bishop's church and is such a unique church full of innumerable historical references. For more than eight hundred years, many people and events were linked to it [...]
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Roman-Catholic Cathedral of St. Michael – Alba Iulia

INTRODUCTION Saint Michael’s Cathedral of Alba Iulia was built between 1247 and 1291, which makes it contemporary to the famous Notre Dame of Paris. Furthermore, it appears that a great French architect, Villard de Honnecourt, contributed to its design. In addition to being the oldest and the longest cathedral in Romania (at 89.16 m measured [...]
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Provostry and Cathedral of St. Martin – Spišská Kapitula

INTRODUCTION The most important building of Spišská Kapitula, which was along with other monuments in environs of the Spiš Castle inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage, is the Late-Romanesque St Martins Cathedral. Almost unique is the stone sculpture of Leo Albus from the second third of the 13th century. It is one [...]
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Koenigslutter Imperial Cathedral – Koenigslutter

INTRODUCTION With its high-rising towers looming over the northern edge of the Elm-mountains, the former St Peter and Paul Benedictine abbey church, the modern-day “Kaiserdom”, is visible for many miles around. At the time of its construction, in the middle of the 12 century, it was one of the biggest buildings in Northern Germany, and [...]
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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Diakovce

INTRODUCTION The Romanesque Church of the Virgin Mary at Diakovce is a typical example of the Romanesque brick architecture found mainly in the south-eastern parts of Slovakia. The village of Diakovce is situated in a level country in the Danube Lowlands in south-west Slovakia. A Benedictine abbey was established here, probably in the 11th century, [...]
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Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Bíňa

INTRODUCTION The Roman Catholic church of the Virgin Mary with two towers built before 1217 is one of the sights of the village. Originally a Romanesque monastic church from the beginning of 13th century represents a late Romanesque building with unique Roman and early Gothic elements of European significance. HISTORY The church was created as [...]
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Millstatt Abbey

INTRODUCTION Millstatt Abbey is a former monastery in ´Millstatt am See ́ in Austria. The collegiate church and the Millstatt cloister are among the most representative Romanesque buildings in Carinthia, primarily due to their abundant animal symbolism. For centuries, the monastery was the spiritual and cultural centre of Upper Carinthia. With its possessions around Lake [...]
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Basilica Sacré-Coeur – Paray-le-Monial

In the heart of the Charolais-Brionnais, the basilica of Paray-le-Monial is a masterpiece of Romanesque art. It is a reflection, unique in Burgundy and in the whole of Europe, of the great abbey church of Cluny III, the biggest church of medieval Christendom, which was demolished after the French Revolution.

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