Saturday, June 6, 2020

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau

The largest heiau - ancient Hawaiian temple - in O'ahu. It was built in the 17th - 18th century and the area of the...

Pu’ukohola Heiau

The last and one of the largest ancient Hawaiian temples, built sometimes around 1790. The enormous stone platform is an impressive element of landscape. Location,...

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau

Site where those who broke the law could avoid death sentence. This tradition continued up to the early 19th century. Reconstructed temple, residence site...

Necker Island in Hawaii

This small, remote, uninhabited island contains 33 stone shrines and many stone artifacts. Archaeologists believe that this island was used for ceremonial purposes. This is...

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...

Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo

The oldest stone building in California. This church was constructed in 1794 and is the second oldest operating cathedral in United States. Location, GPS coordinates: 36.59558...

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Alaska

Russian Orthodox church with an onion dome, built in 1907. Location, GPS coordinates: 57.12089 N 170.28089 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, Alaska, St. Paul Island,...

St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka, Alaska

Russian Orthodox church, built in 1848. Location, GPS coordinates: 57.05002 N 135.33544 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, Alaska, Sitka { "@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "TouristAttraction", "name": "St. Michael's Cathedral in...

Church of the Holy Ascension in Unalaska

Old Russian Orthodox church, built in 1826. Location, GPS coordinates: 53.87565 N 166.53645 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, Alaska, Unalaska { "@context": "http://schema.org/", "@type": "TouristAttraction", "name": "Church of the...