Christian sites

Below is a descriptive index of Christian sites and destinations, provided so far by Worldsiteguides.com. Please note this list is far from comprehensive; more great sites are getting added each month! You can also view these sites on our interactive map by checking out our Christian sites map!

Christian sites resources

Sagrada Familia history The initiative to build a new grand church came from the bookseller and chairman of the Holy Brotherhood, José Maria Bocabella, in the mid 19th…

Leaning Tower of Pisa history The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as a part of Piazza dei Miracolli and is the piazza’s third oldest structure, after the…

Pisa Baptistery history The baptistery was the second building to be constructed in the Piazza dei Miracoli, after the Duomo Cathedral but before the tower It was built to be a worthy addition…

Pisa Cathedral history The construction of Pisa cathedral, also known as Duomo di Pisa, began in 1063 under the architect Buscheto. This man was also the founder of…

Camposanto history The Camposanto has a very long and intriguing history. The Camposanto is said to have been built around a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, brought…

Piazza dei Miracoli history The piazza is also known as Piazza del Duomo – the Cathedral Square – which is actually its real name. However, in 1910, the…

St. Peter’s Basilica history The history of St. Peter’s Basilica dates back almost 2000 years. The basilica is named after Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of…

Church of Domine Quo Vadis history The official name of this church is the Church of St Mary in Palmis, but it’s now more known as the Church…

Protestant Cemetery history As indicated by its name, this is the final resting place for Protestants and other non-catholic people. Protestant Cemetery, officially known as the Non-Catholic Cemetery,…

Catacombs of San Callisto history The history of the Catacombs of San Callisto dates back almost 2000 years. The original catacombs are believed to have been a private…

Catacombs of San Sebastiano history Exactly when the Catacombs of San Sebastiano were constructed is difficult to say. What the historians do know is that the catacombs were…

Basilica of St. John Lateran history The Basilica of St. John Lateran has an impressive history. In ancient Roman times, this site was occupied by a mansion belonging…

Milan Cathedral history The site of today’s Milan Cathedral has been the location of religious buildings for a long time. A basilica dedicated to Saint Ambrose was built…

Thomaskirche history Archeological excavations on the site show that the original foundation of Thomaskirche dates back to around year 1160, when it served as an altar sanctuary of…

Ulm Minster history In the 14th century, the old church of Ulm was located outside the walled city. The burghers of Ulm decided to erect a new church…

Cologne Cathedral history Cologne Cathedral has a long history. As one can imagine, the wonderful Cologne Cathedral wasn’t created over a night. The construction of Cologne Cathedral began…

Bremen Cathedral history The site for the current Bremen Cathedral has been verified as a site of many religious structures. The place has a long and somewhat troublesome…

Frauenkirche history Dresden’s stunning Frauenkirche was originally constructed between the years 1726 and 1743 and was designed by the Dresden city architect George Bähr. Frauenkirche was built as…

Strasbourg Cathedral history The site of the current Strasbourg Cathedral has for a long time been the location for religious buildings. At first, a Roman temple, dating back…

Mont Saint Michel history Standing on a rock peak, the church of Mont Saint Michel has a commanding view over the nearby bay. In prehistoric times, the bay…

Saint-Jacques Tower history Even though Saint Jacques Tower itself is impressive, it used to be much more than just a tower. Saint Jacques Tower is the only remains…

Notre Dame de Paris history The history of the amazing Notre Dame de Paris began almost 1000 years ago. The planning of a new, grand cathedral in Paris…

Sacré-Coeur Basilica history The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is by many perceived to be an old basilica, much in the same way as the Notre Dame de Paris, but this…

Les Invalides is a building complex with three major parts. This guide deals with the church of Les Invalides. In order to get the full story, make sure…

Panthéon history The Panthéon was constructed after King Louis XV vowed that he would build a new grand basilica if he recovered from an illness he suffered from.…

Bordeuax Cathedral history Bordeaux Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux. The construction of Bordeaux Cathedral was an ongoing process between…