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Basilica

08 November 2010

1915 – St. Mary’s Basilica, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Emmanuel Louis Masqueray By the early years of the twentieth century, Minneapolis was a flourishing city. The Falls of St. Anthony was instrumental in establishing the city as one of the world’s...

13 January 2010

1652 – St Lorenz Basilika, Kempten, Bavaria

Architect: Michael Beer, Johann Serro Under the direction of the Prince Abbott Giel of Gielsberg, the St Lorenz Basilika was begun on 13 April 1652. Under the guidance of the masterbuilder Michael Beer...

30 December 2009

1967 – Our Lady Queen of Ireland Basilica, Knock, Mayo

Architect: Daithi Hanly Famous for designing structures by the acre, Daithi Hanly was formally the Dublin City architect. At Knock he designed this large basilica that can accommodate 10,000.

16 December 2009

1822 – Notre Dame de Quebec Basilica, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Jean Baillargé, François Baillargé, Thomas Baillargé Located on this site since 1647, the Cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries. The interior was designed by Jean Baillairgé and his...

11 December 2009

1888 – Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: James O’Donnell Notre-Dame Basilica (French Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal), overlooks the Place d’Armes in the heart of Old Montreal. The Roman Catholic Sulpician Order arrived in Montreal (Ville-Marie) in 1657; six years...

25 November 2009

1919 – Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Paris

Architect: Paul Abadie Jr Probably the best site for a building in Paris, the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur can be seen from most parts of the city because of its height and gleaming white...

04 September 2009

1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

Architect: Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Giacomo della Porta Construction on the current basilica, over the old Constantinian basilica, began on April 18, 1506 and was completed in 1626. There is a widespread assumption that...