Batalha Monastery; Centro Region; Portugal

Batalha Monastery | Portugal

Batalha Monastery | Portugal Leiria, Portugal The Monastery of Batalha (or Monastery of Our Lady of Victory; port. Convento de Santa Maria da Vitória) is a symbol of the late Gothic, flamboyant architectural style. Work on this monastery began in 1386 and was...
Trogir coast with promenade; Croatia in summer

Trogir Promenade | Croatia in summer

Trogir Promenade | Croatia in summer Croatia, Trogir This small Croatian town on the Adriatic coast has earned the title of UNESCO cultural heritage site. This is mainly due to the Venetian architecture of the Trogir’s town centre. However, it’s not only the...
Reykjavik Church at sunset - Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

Reykjavik Church | Iceland

Reykjavik Church | Iceland Iceland Hallgrímskirkja or “Hallgrimur Church” as it is translated, is the largest church in Reykjavík. It is also the second-largest building in all of Iceland! This 74-meter high church is visible from almost every part of...
View of Vík í Mýrdal in Iceland with Vík Church

Vík í Mýrdal | Iceland

Vík í Mýrdal | Iceland Iceland Vík í Mýrdal (or simply Vík) is a village in the very south of Iceland. It has only 750 inhabitants but is nevertheless a very popular attraction for tourists. It is also the only place where you can refuel and buy food within the next...
: Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça (church and monastery); Portugal

Church and Monastery of Alcobaça | Portugal

Church and Monastery of Alcobaça | Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal The Roman Catholic church and monastery in Alcobaça is often overlooked by tourists. The Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça is one of the first Gothic churches built in Portugal. The town is also famous for...
Fatima Sanctuary | Portugal

Fatima Sanctuary | Portugal

Fatima Sanctuary|Portugal Fatima, Portugal Fatima in Portugal is the fourth largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe. Even during the winter months, the square in front of the Sanctuary of Fatima is filled with pilgrims on their knees. And the beginning of...
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. Nazare during sunset, Portugal

Nossa Senhora da Nazaré Church | Nazare, Portugal

This picture of the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré was taken just after sunset. The church is located on a hill above the town of Nazare. A walk “up the hill” is not the easiest if you carry kilograms of photographic equipment. However, the views from this place are so picturesque that a bit of “sport” pays off for sure.

Wieskirche or The Pilgrimage Church of Wies interior in Bavaria, Germany.

Wieskirche or The Pilgrimage Church of Wies

Wieskirche or The Pilgrimage Church of Wies is still not typically a touristic attraction in Bavaria. It remotely stands at the feet of the Alps and is a UNESCO World Heritage, which I liked the most – with a background story but still undiscovered by photographers.

A photo of interior of Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia; Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque | Nicosia, Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque is one of the most fascinating buildings in Northern Cyprus. It is also the largest building which survived so many centuries in Nicosia. As some sources say: it “may have been the largest church built in the Eastern Mediterranean in the millennium between the rise of Islam and the late Ottoman period”.