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04 September 2009

1442 – Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Architect: Arnolfo di Cambio The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and was constructed between 1295 and 1443 on the site of...

04 September 2009

1207 – San Miniato, Florence, Italy

Construction on this church, one of the finest examples of pure Florentine Romanesque architecture, first started in 1018, thanks to Bishop Ildebrando, and continued until 1207. The facade was carried out in white...

04 September 2009

1830s – Gran Madre di Dio, Turin, Italy

Architect: Ferdinando Bonsignore Legend has it that the Holy Grail lies buried beneath this neoclassical church. Commissioned in the 1830′s to celebrate the return of Vittorio Emanuele I after the Congress of Vienna,...

04 September 2009

1731 – Basilica di Superga, Turin, Italy

Architect: Filippo Juvarra On September 2 1706, Princes Vittorio Amedeo II and Eugenio of Savoy climbed the high hill to observe the position of the Franco-Spanish army that had been besieging the town...

04 September 2009

1570s – Certosa di Santa Maria di Garegnano, Milan, Italy

There are differing opinions as to who planned the interesting facade, ranging from Alessi or Pellegrini to Seregni. Altered in late Renaissance forms in 1562 and the early seventeenth century got the addition...

04 September 2009

1905 – St. John the Baptist, Greenhill, Harrow, London

Architect: J.S. Adler

04 September 2009

1574 – Basilica de St. Francisco de Asis, Havana, Cuba

The basilica and the monastery of San Francisco de Asis (Saint Francis of Assisi) were built in Havana, Cuba at the end of the sixteenth century (1580-91) as the home of the Franciscan...

03 September 2009

1385 – Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Prague, Czech Republic

The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn (Tà½nskའChrám) dominates one side of the Old Town Square. The spires of this powerful looking Gothic church (with a Baroque interior) can be seen from...

02 September 2009

1844 – Tolbooth St John’s, Edinburgh

Architects: J. Gillespie Graham / Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin A large Gothic church both in architectural style and for its dark brooding presence. A collaboration between local architect J Gillespie Graham and the...