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Why does the church of Carmo Convent in Lisbon lack its roof?
it was never finished
it was destroyed by earthquake
it was destroyed by Moors
it symbols open way to Heavens
The convent was ruined in the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, which destroyed the city, killed possibly 100.000 of its inhabitants and disrupted the colonial ambitions of Portugal. The church was left unrestored to remind the tragedy.
When was the cathedral in Madrid consecrated?
When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo and the new capital had no cathedral. Plans to build a cathedral in Madrid were discussed as early as the 16th century, but the cost of expanding and keeping the Empire came first. The construction of the church located just next to the Royal Palace began in 1878 and concluded in 1993.
In which city is the largest basilica in the world?
The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Guinness World Records lists it as the largest "church" in the world, having surpassed the previous record holder, St. Peter's Basilica, upon completion. It can accommodate 18,000 worshippers.
In which Colombian canyon is the sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de las Lajas?
Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian, and built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present church was built in Gothic Revival style between 1916 and 1949. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to shale and slate.It rises 100 metres high from the bottom of the canyon and is connected to the opposite side of the canyon by a 50 metres tall bridge.
Where is the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá located?
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a salt mine near the town of Zipaquirá, Colombia. It is a tourist destination and place of pilgrimage in the country. The temple at the bottom has three sections, representing the birth, life, and death of Jesus.
What is the name of the Scottish National Church?
Lutheran Church of Scotland
Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland.The Church of Scotland's governing system is presbyterian which means that no one person or group within the Church has more influence or say than any other. Its supreme rule of faith and life is through the teachings of the Bible.
Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple. Where is it located?
Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.
What was the Shroud from Manoppello made from?
a rare fiber called byssus
The Manoppello Image is an image of a face, often supposed to be Jesus, on a cloth that is stored in a church in the village of Manoppello, Italy. The cloth has been claimed to be made of a rare fiber called byssus, which is a natural fiber coming from a bivalve mollusc Pinna nobilis, woven into sea silk, and used by ancient people mainly around the Mediterranean coasts. There have been claims that the cloth is the Veil of Veronica.
What is the world's largest church building by area?
St. Paul's Cathedral in London
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
Saint Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburgh
Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
St. Peter's Basilica (15,160m²), Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida (12.000m²), St. Paul (7,875m²), St. Isaac's Cathedral (7,000 m²)
Where was this painting made?
Beginning in the 1880s through the end of his life in 1926, Claude Monet worked on series paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light and weather conditions. The first and best known of these is a series of over 30 paintings of the Cathedral of Rouen. The estimated value of one painting is over $40 million.