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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist's (The Chapel of the Holy Shroud) - Turin, Italy​

Turin Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Torino) is the major Roman Catholic church of Turin, northern Italy. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist (Italian: San Giovanni Battista), it was built during 1491–98 and is adjacent to an earlier campanile built in 1470. The Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin, was added to the structure in 1668–94.
The three churches were demolished between 1490 and 1492. The new cathedral, again entitled to St. John the Baptist, was begun in 1491 under design of Amedeo de Francisco di Settignano, also known as Meo del Caprino, who finished it in seven years. The bell tower, however, remained the one erected in 1469, which is still visible today. Filippo Juvarra brought some modifications in the 17th century. Pope Leo X officially confirmed it as metropolitan see in 1515.
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The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino) is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. There is no consensus yet on how the image was created. It is believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth, despite radiocarbon dating tests from 1988 dating it to the Medieval period. The image is much clearer in black-and-white negative than in its natural sepia color. The negative image was first observed in 1898 on the reverse photographic plate of amateur photographer Secondo Pia, who was allowed to photograph it while it was being exhibited in the Turin Cathedral. The shroud is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy.
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Basilica of Superga is a church in the vicinity of Turin, Italy​

The Basilica of Superga (Italian: Basilica di Superga). It was built from 1717 to 1731 for Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, designed by Filippo Juvarra, at the top of the hill of Superga. This fulfilled a vow the duke (and future King of Sardinia) had made during the Battle of Turin, after defeating the besieging French army within the War of the Spanish Succession. The architect alluded to earlier styles while adding a baroque touch. The church contains the tombs of many princes and kings of the House of Savoy, including the Monument to Carlo Emanuele III (1733) by Ignazio Collino and his brother Filippo. Under the church are the tombs of the Savoy family, including most of its members (among them, Charles Albert).
This church by Juvarra is considered late Baroque-Classicism. The dome was completed in 1726 and resembles some elements of Michelangelo's dome at St. Peter's Basilica. This is no coincidence as Juvarra studied and worked in Rome for ten years prior to working in Turin. The temple front protrudes from a dome structure citing the Pantheon. The temple front is larger than typical proportions because the Superga is set upon this hill. It is also believed that Victor Amadeus wanted the basilica to rest on this hill as reminder of the power of the Savoy family as well as continue a line of sight to the existing castle in Rivolli. Later, the Stupinigi completed the triangle between the three residences of Savoy.
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Zadar Cathedral St. Anastasia, Croatia​

The Cathedral of St. Anastasia (Croatian: Katedrala sv. Stošije) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Zadar, Croatia. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Zadar, and the largest church in all of Dalmatia (the coastal region of Croatia).
The church's origins date back to a Christian basilica built in the 4th and 5th centuries, while much of the currently standing three-nave building was constructed in the Romanesque style during the 12th and 13th centuries. The site has been submitted to UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.
The first known bishop in Zadar was Felix - he attended two church councils, the first in Aquileia in 381 and the second in Milan in 390. The basilica's original patron was St. Peter. During the time of bishop Donatus, the diocese received the ashes of Saint Anastasia of Sirmium from Emperor Nikephoros I, whom the cathedral took as patron. Donatus commissioned a sarcophagus for the remains, which are still held in the cathedral.
During the siege of Zadar by the Venetians and Crusaders in 1202, the cathedral was heavily damaged. For the entire 13th century the building was under repair. It was reconsecrated on 27 May 1285.
Over the cathedral's history, two popes have made personal visits. Pope Alexander III arrived in 1177 and visited the cathedral as well as St. Anastasia's sarcophagus. Pope John Paul II came to the cathedral on June 9, 2003 on one of his last international visits.
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Church of St. Mary in Zadar, Croatia​

St Mary's Church, which retains a fine Romanesque campanile from 1105, belongs to a Benedictine Convent founded in 1066 by a nobleman of Zadar by the name of Cika with The Permanent Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition "The Gold and Silver of Zadar"
St. Mary's Church, located in the old city opposite St. Donatus' Church.
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Church of Saint Michael - Osijek, Croatia​

The Church of Saint Michael (Croatian: Crkva svetog Mihaela) is a Roman Catholic church in Osijek, Croatia. It is located in Tvrđa.
Jesuits laid the foundation stone on 31 July 1725 on the foundation of Kasimpaša mosque, which was built during Ottoman period in Osijek.
In 1734 the first Mass was held in the unfinished church. In 1750 the church was dedicated to Saint Michael. It was finished in 1768.
In 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence the church was damaged, but in 1999 it was renovated.
Church have 7 altars, which were added over time.
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Osijek Co-cathedral, Croatia​

The Church of St Peter and St Paul (Croatian: Crkva svetog Petra i Pavla), the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek, is a neo-Gothic sacral structure located in Osijek, Croatia. The multi-tiered 90-metre spire is one of the city's landmarks. The church was built in 1898 on the initiative of the Bishop of Đakovo Josip Juraj Strossmayer.
The church is entered via a small door to the right of the main portal, overlooked by a trio of gargoyles. The interior is a treasure trove of neo-Gothic ornamentation, with a succession of pinnacled altars overlooked by exuberant stained glass windows. The interior was finished off in 1938–1942 when leading Croatian painter Mirko Rački covered the walls and ceilings with brightly coloured frescoes illustrating famous episodes from the Old and New Testaments.
This is the tallest building in Croatia outside of Zagreb.
Capacity of the church during the mass is over 3000 people.
The church is built of three and a half million bricks, and has a colored stone altars.
The four tower bells weigh 2665 kg, 1552 kg, 740 kg. and 331 kg.
In 1991, during Croatian War of Independence the church was heavily damaged.
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Cathedral Saint Teresa of Ávila - Požega, Croatia​

Saint Teresa of Ávila Cathedral is a cathedral in Požega, Croatia, and the seat of the Požega diocese. Located near Požega city center and at the foot of the hill where a medieval fortress once stood, this cathedral is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture.
The cathedral building was funded by Franjo Thauszy, Zagreb bishop, with 80,000 forints that were originally intended for repairs of the Požega fortress, owned by bishop Thauszy at the time. The project was endorsed by empress Maria Theresa on July 11, 1754, and the building started on June 28, 1756. The construction took seven years, and bishop Thauszy consecrated the new church on July 24, 1763.
There is no record of the craftsman who has actually built the cathedral. It is only known that the blueprints were supplied by empress Maria Teresa herself.
The original tower was toppled by a storm in 1926, and had to be replaced by a new, 63 meters tall tower.
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Cathedral of Faro, Portugal​

The Cathedral of Faro (Portuguese: Sé de Faro) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Faro, Portugal. The cathedral was consecrated in the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the late 13th century by the Archbishop of Braga. It has been the seat of the Diocese of Faro since 1540, replacing Silves Cathedral on the orders of King John III of Portugal. In 1596 it was sacked by the Earl of Essex. The cathedral is a National Monument of Portugal.
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Chapel St. Barbara, Velika Mlaka - Zagreb, Croatia​

Chapel St. Barbara, Velika Mlaka (Zagreb, Croatia) a single nave wooden (oak) chapel originally built in 1642 and reconstructed several times in the 19th century, the chapel is often referred to as "Turopolje Beauty", and which is regarded as one of the oldest churches in the area.
Velika Mlaka is a small town about halfway between Zagreb and Velika Gorica.


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Church Santa Cristina - Turin, Italy​

Santa Cristina is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located in Turin, region of Piedmont, Italy. It mirrors the adjacent church of Santa Carlo and faces the Piazza San Carlo. The arrangement recalls the twin churches (chiese gemelle) of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (1681) and Santa Maria in Montesanto (1679) facing the Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
The original layout was designed in 1620 by the architect Carlo di Castellamonte, and construction pursued until 1639. The project was only completed between 1715-1718, under the guidance of Filippo Juvarra, including the facade elaborately decorated with ovals and details with statues of saints and allegories of the virtues. The adjacent convent housed nuns of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1802, the order was suppressed in Turin by Napoleonic forces. The interiors were modified in the 19th-century and after the bombardments of World War two.
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Church of San Lorenzo - Turin, Italy​

The Royal Church of San Lorenzo is a Baroque-style church in Turin, adjacent to the Royal Palace of Turin. The present church was designed and built by Guarino Guarini during 1668-1687.
The Duke Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy was one of the leaders of the Habsburg armies of his cousin Phillip II of Spain; they decisively defeated the French armies in the Battle of Saint-Quentin in Northern France on August 10, 1557. The battle took place on the day of St Lawrence (San Lorenzo), and helped shaped the outcome of the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis; in which, the Savoy, including Turin, was returned to the rule of the mercenary Duke. This saint’s day for this battle also gave name and shape to Phillip’s palace of El Escorial. Emmanuel Philibert on his return to Turin in 1562, renovated the old ducal chapel of Santa Maria ad Presepae (still present near the entrance), and created this church dedicated St. Lawrence. Construction of the church we see today began in 1634.
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey​

This thread is dedicated only for churches, not mosques or other places of worship. Here is a thread, on General Photography, for all places of worship.

Anyway, great photos posted by you last days Djole ! :)
 

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This thread is dedicated only for churches, not mosques or other places of worship. Here is a thread, on General Photography, for all places of worship.

Anyway, great photos posted by you last days Djole ! :)

I'll put the church, I will remove the mosque :cheers:
 

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Kostol sv. Ondreja (Church St. Andrew's) - Ružomberok, Slovakia​

Church St. Andrew's from the 14th century. It is located at Andrej Hlinka Square. A characteristic feature is the church tower in baroque style. The church houses a mosaic windows from the famous Slovak painter Ľudovíta Fullu from the second half of the 20th century. In the church he Andrej Hlinka. The church is a national monument and was also shown on the reverse of the banknote of 1000 Sk.
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Mariazell Basilica - Basilica Mariä Geburt - Mariazell, Austria​

Mariazell Basilica, also known as Basilica Mariä Geburt (English: Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary), is a Marian basilica in Mariazell, Austria. It is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe. In the church, a miraculous wooden image of the Virgin Mary is honored.
In the fourteenth century, a gothic church stood at Mariazell with a 90 m high spire and an ogive portal. In 1420 and 1474, the church was destroyed by fire. The church building was later expanded and redesigned in the Baroque style by Domenico Sciassia from 1644 to 1683. To the left and right of the gothic spire a baroque tower was built, the nave was lengthened and widened, and a dome was added on the eastern side. The high altar, consecrated in 1704, was designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.
The twelve side chapels each contain a baroque altar. The plaster stucco work of the organ gallery and the 1737 organ console was created by the Viennese sculptor Johann Wagner in 1740.
In front of the main entrance are two life-sized lead statues created by Balthasar Moll in 1757. To the left stands King Ludwig I of Hungary and to the right is Heinrich, Margrave of Moravia.
In 1907, the pilgrimage church was elevated to a basilica minor.
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Saint John the Forerunner, Slepche, Macedonia​

This monastery dates back from 1010. Today's church was built in 1862 on the foundations of the original church. In the past the monastery developed re-writing school where the monks prescribed liturgical books of Old Church Slavonic language.







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Our Lady of Šiluva - Šiluva, Lithuania​

Šiluva is a small town of less than 1,000 inhabitants in Lithuania. It is located in the region of Samogitia.
Šiluva was first mentioned in 1457 in relation to the building of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Bartholomew by the Lithuanian noble Petras Gedgaudas. Later the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary attracted huge numbers of the faithful to Šiluva, some from as far away of what later became Protestant Prussia.
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Our Lady of Šiluva is Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary in Šiluva, Lithuania. A Cathedral of the same name has been built and is dedicated to it. The icon is highly venerated in Lithuania and is often called "Lithuania's greatest treasure". Šiluva is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Lithuania with its ancient tradition of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly called "Šilinės".
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Church St. Lawrence - Požega, Croatia​

St.. Lawrence, a Gothic medieval church, originally a 13th century Dominican dedicated B.D.Mariji. The original Gothic church hall sermons 13th st.vjerojatno with three apses characteristic flat end, was remodeled in the 14th century additions to the new Gothic polygonal sanctuary. At the beginning of the 16th century began a monumental Renaissance church remodeling dissolving the north wall of the nave high Renaissance arcade finely built blocks of stone, but remodeling is abruptly interrupted and the northern nave was reconstructed as improvisation, the Gothic frescoes of the 14th and 15th century preserved in multiple layers in the sanctuary and nave. After 1536 g. The church was converted into a mosque, and probably the Imperial Mosque of Sultan Suleiman. In the late 17th st.postala is kolegijatska Pozega Church of Jesuits with richly decorated Baroque altars and the fresco on the ceiling of the nave painted by Joseph Kraljić, Jesuit painter and architect, also the superior of the monastery.
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