Religious Monuments & Experiences
Churches, Monasteries & Mosques
Christian monuments are found right throughout the country.
The astonishing Lalibela, where 11 churches were built and made from the ‘bedrock’, one of Ethiopia’s best attractions.
France has many outstanding churches found throughout nation. LOURDES, in the south of France is one religious experience not be missed for Christian believers.
The country is littered with monasteries.
Religious monuments completely litter the country. Hindu shrines and temples are found all over the land, some more breathtaking than others.
Israel is the Holy Land. The place where the greatest religious figures and stories in history have submerged. Jerusalem is the holiest city in the world. Controlled by Christians, Jews and Muslims, people from all over the world are drawn to this city. The Galilee is also another place in Israel high on religious history. This is where Jesus Christ practised and portrayed his famous speeches and performed miracles
Italy is a colossal religious land. For Roman Catholics, a feast of religious sites are on offer, from glorious churches and cathedrals, to legendary religious miracle sightings. Rome, Venice and Milan have excellent cathedrals and practically every town of considerable size has a religious edifice. (Fatima)
The staunch Roman Catholic nation has an amazing array of dazzling churches throughout the country. One of the highest amount of churches per capita in the world. St John’s Co Cathedral and Mosta Church is not to be missed.
Amarbayasgalant: This is a site of the famous Amarbayasgalant Monastery, north of Ulaanbaatar. Also, the Manzshir Monastery and the Erdene Khiid Monastery.
MECCA: Mecca is the holiest city in the Islamic world; for Islam followers, this is the holiest place; however, as such, strictly off-limits to Non-Muslims; they say Islamic faithful should visit Mecca at least once in their life; MEDINA: Medina is the second holiest city of the Islamic world after Mecca.
Spain is cathedral heaven! Many towns and cities house glorious cathedrals. Cites to note are Leon, Salamanca and Seville – its Cathedral is the largest Gothic building in the world of biblical proportions, the Giralda minaret (inside the cathedral, an opulent sculpture of copper spheres that can be seen far from the city) and the Alcazar, a great palace, fortress and court, an amazing historical architectural treasure.
In Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is a masterpiece. A massive building with a remarkable design and look, one of the weirdest and most fascinating buildings in the world, it was left uncompleted when the architect, Antonio Gaudi, died in 1926, his mammoth 8 spires were a plan of 12 depicting the 12 Apostles; also houses a museum.
Headquarters of the Catholic Church, Vatican City is one colossal experience, whether you’re religious or not. Millions of people flock to the Vatican every year to admire St Peters Basilica (church), one of the greatest churches in the world. The architecture and grandeur of this marvellous church will take your breath away. Vatican Palace (Pope’s residence), Vatican Gardens, the museum and the incredible tapestries adorn the many hallways and passages are all the major attractions. Then there is the Sistine Chapel, the most famous painting in the world. The ceiling that took years for Michelangelo to painstakingly finish. Perhaps the most famous art painting in the world.
Walking across St Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro), a gigantic and breathtaking square, is an unforgettable experience.