Friday, September 18, 2020

Mission San Xavier del Bac

This Franciscan mission was constructed in the late 18th century in Baroque stye. The architecture and arts of the sumptuous structures unite European and...

Mission San Diego de Alcalá

The first Franciscan mission in California, founded in 1769. Established by Spaniards and long inhabited by Kumeyaay Indians. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.78445 N 117.10627 W Categories: Christian monasteries Values: Architecture Rating: Where...

La Purisima Mission

The best-preserved Spanish mission in California, with nine buildings. Established in 1787, after an earthquake rebuilt in its current site in 1812. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.67229...

Santa María del Agua de Landa

The last of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 - 1768. Church has elaborate, sumptuous façade which has been...

San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco

The best preserved of the five Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1744 - 1762. Church has a sumptuous façade influenced by the...

Nuestra Señora de la Luz de Tancoyol

The most elaborate of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 – 1766. The ornate façade of the church symbolises...

Santiago Mission in Jalpan

The first completed Franciscan mission in Sierra Gorda, built in 1751 - 1758. The gorgeous church has opulent façade which includes the elements of...

San Miguel Concá Mission

The smallest of the five gorgeous Sierra Gorda’s missions. Built in 1754 – 1758. Church has an elaborate, unusual façade in a mix of...

Syriac Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mark, Jerusalem

The ancient church in the Monastery of Saint Mark has many unique valuables. But it is possible, that there is much more: may be...

Visoki Decani Monastery (Visoki Dečani)

Possibly the greatest collection of medieval Serbian art is located in Visoki Decani Monastery - large medieval monastery. Political controversies have accompanied the history...