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View Poll Results: Please vote for your favourite.
St. Peters Cathedral, Vatican City 27 33.75%
Notre Dame, Paris 10 12.50%
Hagia Sofia, Istanbul 20 25.00%
Cologne Dom 13 16.25%
St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow 10 12.50%
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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VOTE: Best Religious Building

VOTE: Best Religious Building

Here are the five buildings which received the most nominations this week.

Vote for your favourite.




St. Peters Cathedral, Vatican City









Notre Dame, Paris









Hagia Sofia, Istanbul









Cologne Dom









St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow


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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Notre Dame, Paris and St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow are my favourites from here and I would have them tied but if I had to choose, St Basils.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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Notre Dame from this list.

However, I think that the Blue Mosque got much more nominations than Hagia Sofia did.
I would have voted it otherwise.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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It was very close actually - Blue Mosque was just outside the Top 5, and so was St Paul's Cathedral (London).
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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Hagia Sofia is a museum today I think.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #6
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Old April 16th, 2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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Kolner Dom.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #8
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All 5 are really nice and it's hard to choose but I will vote for Cologe Dom because it had a construction time of 600 years
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Old April 16th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #9
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St. Peters, by far, in my mind.
But St. Peter's is not a cathedral. The cathedral of Rome is St. John's of Lateran.
A cathedral, by definition, is the seat of the bishop of the city, and that is St John's in Rome.

St Peter's is a basilica, though it is the grandest church in Rome. In the Western World and in Catholicism, Popes generally made sure that there was no grander church building than St. Peter's.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 01:17 AM   #10
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Old April 17th, 2005, 10:37 AM   #11
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Cologne Dom for me.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #12
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Most impressive for me is definitely Cologne Dom.
Btw. We also have a very interesting Church. As I know Mariacki is the biggest church in Europe which has been built in a red brick gothic style.

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Old April 17th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #13
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Old April 17th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #14
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They are all so unique and inspiring! I gotta go with St. Basil's Cathedral, because it's so unique and colorful. Notre Dame is number two for me because of its beautiful details.
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Old April 18th, 2005, 02:36 AM   #15
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My personal favorite out of these five is St. Peter's Basilica, and that doesn't have to do with anything about recent events; so it's not a mercy vote, I just love the architecture of the basilica and the square.

Another opinion of mine is that instead of Notre Dame being on here, I would have gone with Westminster Abbey. Just the fact that Notre Dame is such a huge tourist attraction turned me off a little. Westminster Abbey was quiter and in my opinion invited a more spiritual experience. It also has the graves of so many people throughout history that was quite fascinating. Anyway, I guess I shouldn't have missed the nominations. Oh, well.
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Old April 18th, 2005, 04:08 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Singidunum
Hagia Sofia is a museum today I think.
yes...

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Hagia Sophia served as a mosque during the early years of the Turkish Republic, then declared a national monument and converted into a museum by the order of Atatuk on 24 October 1934.
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Hagia Sophia, St. Basil's and Notre Dame are my favorites among the finalists.

I voted for Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest masterpieces of the world.

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Old April 18th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #18
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Old April 19th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #19
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i feel that milan cathedral comes a close second to st peters basilica. the only one i have never visited and indeed sung inside if hagia sofia. koln dom is huge and imposing but i find it too busy and too much like many other cathedrals across the world...for example its west front wall is very similar to many other cathedrals. St peters is a treasure and a vast beautiful glorious church but milano cathedral has all the elements of a perfect cathedral with its funerous spires and absolutely amazing internal vaulting. ...the best place to sing in btw on this list is notre dame. but its still crap compared to westminster abbey & cathedral, bristol cathedral and st georges windsor and even eton college chapel lol
but after all that st peters on this list alone wins
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Old April 19th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #20
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How did Notre Dame de Paris managed to get in?

Reims was 100 times better.

Koln gets my vote.
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