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We show you four churches around the world that are admired for their imposing architecture
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The first existing art is architecture. That is why this Holy Week we want to make a special of the four churches with the unique architecture and style, in Latin America and Europe.
Sanctuary of Las Lajas, Colombia
The Sanctuary of Las Lajas is a construction that is located in the south of Colombia, in Ipiales, Nariño and is a favorite destination for pilgrimage and tourism for a long time. Its architecture is mainly characterized by being a medieval architecture and its neo-Gothic style, as well as being built between the cliffs of the Andes mountains, as published by the portal ecured.cu. It is because of this and because of the meaning it has for Catholics that it is such a visited place because in 1754 an indigenous woman named María Mueses discovered the image of the Virgin of the Rosary, which makes it a sanctuary.
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La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
This is a work of the architect Antonio Gaudi, in the year 2017, it was 135 years since the first stone was laid. The teacher Gaudí, died without it was completed, was a project with the purpose that it was for and for the people. Currently, 70% of the construction of the basilica has been carried out, as reported by its web portal sagradafamilia.org. As it is also said here, it is planned that this construction will end in 2026. Not only is it one of the most recognized destinations worldwide for what Antonio Gaudi represented for the city, but his works for art.
Hagia Sophia, Turkey
Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was an Orthodox patriarchal basilica that later became a mosque and now serves as a museum in this city. Its structure is considered as the most critical work of Byzantine art, which was the artistic expression that was given in the fourth century. As the blog of El Arte in La Mirada published, the unique thing about this construction is the advances in technique and style of the Roman era influenced by eastern buildings.
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
This cathedral is built in Romanesque style, which emerged in the eleventh century in France and lasted until the thirteenth century. This style, as published by the portal catholic-link.com, had an essential pedagogical function when representing scenes from heaven, hell or the Old and New Testaments to seek to educate believers in the truths of the faith. According to this same portal, being the church covered by a vault as a high tribute to God and that was determined as a low light architecture, it generated stillness in the believer and a better approach to God.
LatinAmerican Post | Ana María Aray Mariño
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