Most of the Gothic churches in Poland are made of brick and characterized by the simplicity of form and the lack of rich décor. In the south of the country, there are a few examples of wood and stone constructions, but brick was usually the material used.
Designed in the Neo-Gothic style according to the plans of the Redemptorist brother Gérard at the end of the 19th century, the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is one of the five minor basilicas of Paris.
The Cathedral of St. Nicholas, also known as Ljubljana Cathedral, is the most illustrious example of a Slovenian Baroque building. It looks unpretentious from the outside, but you must go in – it is magnificent!
With its slender architecture, the Church of the Holiest Savior in Warsaw raises two slim towers into the sky, on top of which there are Catholic crosses. For this reason, it seems that the temple, dreaming of ascension, stretches upward with all its stone power.
The Basilica of St. Mary of Health in Venice was erected in Baroque style in the 17th century to a design by the Italian architect Baldassare Longhena. The dome was an important addition to the Venice skyline and soon became emblematic of the city.
Build at the end of the 19th century, the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene is the first completely original Orthodox church in Warsaw. At that time, other Orthodox churches in the city were former Catholic religious buildings.
The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is the first Warsaw Baroque church, build in the 17th century for the Order of the Franciscans according to the design of the Italian architect Simone Giuseppe Belotti.