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Unusual churches

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Unusual churches

  1. 1. Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp. Designed by the architect LeCorbusier, considered one of the most important of the century XX. Thewindows in the thick and curved walls let in a weak and indirect light. Theprevious church was destroyed during the second world war but a part of theruins was used by the architect.
  2. 2. Cathedral of Our Ladyof the Glory, Maringá,in the State of theParaná, Brazil.Modern and boldarchitecture idealizedby D.jaime Luiz Rabbitand Designed by thearchitect José AugustoBellucci, inspired bythe satellite Sputnik.The cone has anexternal height of114 m, supporting across of 10 m. It hascapacity to shelter3.500 people.
  3. 3. Lutheran Church inReykjavik, Iceland. Ittook 38 years to build.Took the name of thepriest and Icelandic poetAllgrímur Pétursson.With 74.5m of height, it isa fine example ofarchitectural structure ofIceland.
  4. 4. Church of Saints Agostinho in Paoay, Philippines. Built between1704 and 1894. Oriental and baroque influence. Located in anarea with earthquakes, it was built with walls 1.67m thick.
  5. 5. The Cathedral of Milan, Italy. The construction began in 1386 andtook 200 years to be completed. An immense Gothic constructionfrom white marble, it’s 1577 m in length, it accommodates up to40,000 people in the interior.
  6. 6. Brasilia Cathedral, in the capital of Brazil.Modern construction, of Oscar Niemeyer oneof the most important architects of the presenttime. It has a circular area of 70 m of whosediameter there are lifted up 16 columns ofconcrete, which weigh 90 tons. Theinauguration was in 1970,
  7. 7. St.Basílio Cathedral, located in Red Square in Moscow.
  8. 8. Church located in aparish of BuenosAires, Argentina.
  9. 9. CatholicUkrainiancathedral of SaintJosé in Chicago.The goldendomes symbolizetwelve apostlesand Jesus Christ.It was finished in1956. The interioris completelydecorated inByzantine style.
  10. 10. In the towns ofTorpo andBorgund, inNorway. It datesfrom 1180 and isconsidered one ofthe symbols ofNorway.
  11. 11. Cathedral of Our Lady of LasLajas, Colombia. Builtbetween 1916 and 1949 ontwo arches, in the riverCanyon Guaitara. It isconsidered one of thewonders of Colombia..
  12. 12. Church of the Jubilee, Rome, Italy. Finished in1996, designed by the architect Richard Meier.
  13. 13. Rustic church located along theFortress Kalemegdan in Belgrade,Serbia. It is a small chapel.Thespace was used by the Turks towarehouse gunpowder for morethan a hundred years. It wasrebuilt in 1920.
  14. 14. Göreme, city of the Capadócia, Turkey. The churchstructure, was excavated in the rock (soft rock beenderived from lava) There Are more than 100 similarconstructions in the region.
  15. 15. The Church of Paraportianíis in MyKonos, Greece.The name means "secondary gate " becauseit was built with stone inthe place of one of thegates of the medievalwalls. The constructionwas initiated in 1425.
  16. 16. Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Built between 1964 and 1979.
  17. 17. Chapel of S.Quirino, built in a slope, in Luxembourg. Constructedi in 355. Ina previous time, the place was used for pagan worship. It is near a rockyfountain, with water that has miraculous effects, for diseases of the eyes.
  18. 18. Chapel of the Bones. It is in the Church of Saint Francisco, in Evora, Portugal. Built in the century XVII by initiative of three monks. It’s walls and eight pillars are decorated by bones and skulls held by grey cement.
  19. 19. Chapel of St Michaelof Ainguilhe, in PuyVelay, in France. Itwas built in the year962 on a volcanicstone, for the BishopGothescalk after thereturn of a pilgrimagefor Santiago ofCompostella. In 1955,in an hidden area, theworkers found manyrelics under the altar.In 1429 the mother ofJoan of Arc, IsabellaRomee was in thischurch.
  20. 20. Chapel of Holy Cross.Modern architecture,built in the rock, inArizona, U.S.A. Finishedin 1956. They say thatvisitors that go into it’sinterior feel a strongspiritual energy and asense of great peace.
  21. 21. Basilica of theSacred Family, inBarcelona, Spain.The constructionbegan in 1882.Antoni Gaudíworked on theproject for 40years. The towersare 170m high.
  22. 22. The city of Idar,Germany.The structure wasbuilt between 1482and 1484.
  23. 23. Church of St. George, Lalibela, in Ethiopia. It was built in the form of a cross in the stone.
  24. 24. Church of Saint FranciscoSavior, Bahia, Brazil
  25. 25. It is part of the convent of the FIt in theconvent of the Franciscans.It was finished in 1723.Rut is considered to be one of the mostextraordinary monuments in the world. Itis precious for the exuberant decorationcovered with leaves of gold, with carvein jacaranda, fleurons, borders, arches,angels figures and birds spread inseveral points, beside panels inPortuguese ceramic tiles, showingscenes of the life ofFranciscoranciscans. It was finished in1723. Rut is considered one of the mostextraordinary monuments in the world.It is precious for the exuberant internaldecoration covered with leaves of gold,with carve in jacaranda, fleurons,borders, arches, angels figures andbirds spread in several points, besidespanels in Portuguese ceramic tiles,showing scenes of the life of S.Francisco
  26. 26. There are many churches in this presentation.Uncommon in their architecture, in the location,in the grandeur, in their history.