Tag Archives: Basilica

Revisiting Rome

After the morning museum trip and an extensive siesta from the unyielding and relentless heat, we set out for a lap around Rome.  Last time we were here the Trevi Fountain was being renovated and cleaned, which apparently is done once every 50 years or so. There are over 2000 fountains in Rome but this one […]

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Notre-Dame de la Garde

Notre-Dame de la Garde (literally Our Lady of the Guard), is a Catholic basilica in Marseille, France. The basilica was build on the foundations of an ancient fort. The fort was located at the highest natural elevation in Marseille, a 149 m (490 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port of Marseille. The basilica […]

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Sacré-Coeur – Paris

I am sure that there are a great many churches in Paris to see and explore.  There are two however, that most people are familiar with. One is the famous Notre Dame and the other is the Sacré-Coeur.  Most people will visit the Notre Dame and look at the Sacré-Coeur from the distance when they get to […]

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Churches in Warsaw

On our short walk through the Old Town in Warsaw we walked by no less than 9  or 10 churches.  Each nicer then the last. Some were empty, some were full of visitors, while others were at worship, some still were full of well wishers for the newly weds. Each different and unique with its […]

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Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

Part of the Vyšehrad castle is the  Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, the old cemetery, and  the rotunda of St. Martin which is the oldest surviving building in Prague.  Originally founded in 1070-1080 by the Czech King Vratislav II, the Romanesque basilica suffered a fire in the year 1249 and has been rebuilt in gothic and later in neo-Gothic […]

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