Tag: monastery

  • Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória AKA Batalha Monastery

    written by zulupt on 2009-09-16 in #world #locations
    Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória AKA Batalha Monastery

    The Monastery of Santa aria da Vitória is the result of a vow made to the virgin by King João I in 1385 after defeating the Castillian army at the Battle of Aljufrom before this Monasterybarrota. It is located near Leiria in the middle of the city of Batalha.

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  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon

    written by afd_lsi on 2009-11-30 in #world #locations
    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon

    Jerónimos Monastery is Located in Belém, Lisbon. Is one of the interesting places to visit when you are in the City.

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  • The Grace of Miradouro da Graça (Lisboa, Portugal)

    written by photohuggers on 2010-07-06 in #world #locations
    The Grace of Miradouro da Graça (Lisboa, Portugal)

    Miradouro da Graça is a popular sightseeing place in Lisbon both for tourists and locals, where you can lay back and enjoy the sun and the views. Miradouro da Graça is a rather well know sightseeing point in Lisbon, frequented by both locals and tourists.

  • Say a Little Prayer

    written by cyanwater on 2009-07-31 in #world #locations
    Say a Little Prayer

    Say a little prayer at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore. Founded in 1920, the building of Phor Kark See Monastery started as the first traditional Chinese forest monastery in Singapore.

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  • The Oldest and Lowest City in the World - Jericho, Israel

    written by jogintas on 2009-07-08 in #world #locations
    The Oldest and Lowest City in the World - Jericho, Israel

    Jericho is the lowest permanently inhabited site on earth. It is also believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world. Want to join?

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  • Monastery and Church of Pažaislis

    written by dogma on 2009-07-09 in #world #locations
    Monastery and Church of Pažaislis

    Near the city Kaunas at the coast of sea there is very impresing location - monastery and church of Pažaislis

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  • San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid

    written by pasqualecaprile on 2010-12-08 in #world #locations
    San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid

    If you have plans of visiting Madrid then do make San Lorenzo del Escorial one of your stops. A location that will give you pleasant surprises in all sorts of ways. Of course, it also makes for an ideal location to take some of the best photos with your favorite Lomo camera.

  • One with Nature: Monasterio de Piedra

    written by marieta on 2012-08-07 in #lifestyle
    One with Nature: Monasterio de Piedra

    As I said in the first part, lately, my breaks tend to be accompanied by nature and far from big cities. It's what I have all day. In this second part, we go further to the North, specifically, to the Monasterio de Piedra in Nuévalos, a small town in the province of Zaragoza (Spain).

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  • Kirkstall Abbey

    written by easilydistracted on 2010-08-01 in #world #locations
    Kirkstall Abbey

    Kirkstall Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall north-west of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire and one of my favorite places to take my holga 135bc.

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  • Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

    written by saidseni on 2014-06-11 in #world #locations
    Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla

    When visiting Sevilla, there is a place that I think you shouldn't miss. It is not often mentioned in tourist guides, but I found it to be a highlight of the city: The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo.

  • A Visit to Melk Abbey and Its Magnificent Library

    written by pomps on 2011-11-30 in #world #locations
    A Visit to Melk Abbey and Its Magnificent Library

    Overlooking the Danube River, on the top of a cliff, sits the overwhelming Melk Abbey. An impressive Baroque-style monastery located in the Austrian vineyard region of the Wachau.

  • Geghard Monastery

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-22 in #world #locations
    Geghard Monastery

    If you aim high you have to take steep steps. That would be the perfect description for the Geghard Monastery in Armenia. This outstanding example for religious architecture is not short of awkward atributes, which made it a UNESCO world heritage. Geghard was originally named Ayrivank, which means "monastery of the cave" and that surely is the allegory that fits this monument best because it is assembled in the natural landscape of the mountains and becomes a part of the stones. It was built in 1215 at site of a sacred cave-spring.

  • Liškiava Monastery Complex

    written by jogintas on 2008-07-31 in #world #locations
    Liškiava Monastery Complex

    Never stop getting excited hearing stories about superb locations in unknown places. I did understand that after visiting some small towns around my home, that I did not know they exist. For example, this Liškiava town is one of my pearls right now – I would advice everyone to visit it. It is a small village in south of Lithuania, but it's not the village itself.

  • St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    written by lomography on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    St. Cugat Hotel and Restaurant

    I recently visited a beautiful old town called Sant Cugat, just 20 km outside Barcelona, Spain and I also had the pleasure of staying in one of its newest and most comfortable hotels, St. C H & R (the link is "http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/":http://www.hotel-santcugat.com/ ). It has all the facilities you can expect from a modern hotel: library, internet connection, bar and restaurant and air conditioning but it is the décor that is most appealing.

  • The Pomposa Abbey

    written by sirio174 on 2012-08-03 in #world #locations
    The Pomposa Abbey

    Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery near Ferrara, Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. This is one of the most important monasteries in the North of Italy, situated in a wonderful park. Read more!