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your top 5 favourite churches

now after the tragedy on Île de la Cité, I was thinking that may have been the favourite church for many people, my wife is such a specimen for example, then I was wondering which would be my favourite one or my top 5 for which I‘d consider going to stop the fire myself, so here‘s top 5 but the list could go on longer

1. Mosteiro dos Jerônimos, Lisboa
2. Convento de Cristo, Tomar
3. Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna
4. Santa María del Naranco, Oviedo
5. Mosteiro de Săo Bento, Rio de Janeiro
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I really like the architecture of Hallgrímskirkja. Curious to hear what Jose has to say about it as I'm sure he checked it out while in Reykjavík.

Oh and this place

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Difficult to do a definitive top 5, but off the top of my head...

1. My local parish church
2. St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican
3. Duomo di Milano
4. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
5. Basilique Sainte Thérčse de Lisieux
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Difficult to do a definitive top 5, but off the top of my head...

1. My local parish church
2. St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican
3. Duomo di Milano
4. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
5. Basilique Sainte Thérčse de Lisieux
that's my fav french cathedral too, probably in my top 10
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Chartres is quintessential Gothic architecture, IMO.

French Gothic before any pedants say otherwise
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I actually haven't been to that many cathedrals....most of the churches I've been to in my life have been, well, modest .

I couldn't even name them off but....the huge cathedral in Sevilla is crazy. The one that was built INSIDE the old mosque in Cordova is not that impressive in and of itself but the fact that they built inside this massive mosque is

@Jeffrey , unfortunately, I didn't visit any churches in Iceland . Next time.

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6. Igreja de Săo Francisco de Assis, Belo Horizonte
7. Sé de Braga, Braga
8. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, Chartres
9. Catedral de Burgos, Burgos
10. Kirche St. Anna, Augsburg
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11. Nossa Senhora da Rocha, Algarve
12. Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert prímási főszékesegyház, Esztergom
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I like Grundtvigs Kirke built in the early 20th century in what was then considered a rural area, but which is now in sort of between the city of Copenhagen and the suburbs. Grundtvig was a poet, educator, and politician, considered the Pater Patriae in Denmark.





Most Danish village churches are white like this one (Bellinge Kirke ca. 1300):



In the island of Bornholm in the Baltic, and only there, the churches are round, called a 'rundkirke'. Řsterlars (12th century):


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The most recent one I visited among famous churches was St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow which I liked a lot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Ma...a,_Krak%C3%B3w

The royal chapel at Wavel Castle is too much of a hodgepodge imo, though the Jagiellon tapestries are great.

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My least favourite church may be the Wilhelmine Berliner Dom, though there's a great view from the top.
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maybe a honourable mention as #13



13. Dohány utcai Zsinagóga, Budapest

after all, it's the biggest in Europe and the 2nd biggest in the world
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How is the country power ranking (before the fire)?

Probably Italy ahead of France, then UK, Spain...

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what you mean, country power ranking?
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In terms of best church squad or best-11.

Perhaps Germany 4 and only then Spain...

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Portugal is clearly above all in that ranking

I mean, come on, top 1 and 2, nobody comes even close
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