Tourism us the most common human activity among humans. It brings distances, brings entertainment and pleasure, and introduces you to other cultures and civilizations. There are many types of tourism, and each type varies according to the activities you perform.
And as we highlighted before in our Topic Tourism in Europe, we are going to explore the religious tourism in Europe together now.
1. The Vatican State: Which is located in Rome, the capital of Italy, surrounded by bridges on all sides.
2. The North Rome:
Krakow, Poland, One of the oldest Polish cities, and the second largest city in the country. Located on the Vistula River and dates back to the 7th century AD. It is rich in historical and religious sites. It has been named “The North Rome.” Despite the Nazi destruction of a large number of places of worship, some of them still exist, enjoying a beautiful nature that makes it one of the most beautiful cities to visit.
3. St. Mary’s Church:
It is one of the most beautiful ancient churches. It highlights Krakow’s secular architecture and dates back to 1200 years in the 19th century. It is free to enjoy the sound of the famous trumpet, which is an old tradition that has been practiced since. The nineteenth century the church is one of the highlights that you should not miss visiting when you go there.
The hypogeum is located in Paola, the only prehistoric underground temple in the world. The temple consists of halls, rooms, and paths carved from rocks. It became a cemetery in prehistoric times, to be assembled at three levels – the upper level (3600-3300 BC), the intermediate level (3300-3000 BC), and the lower level (3150-2500 BC). The deepest room in the basement is 10.6 meters (35 feet) underground. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed, pre-booked and you may be surprised to wait 2-3 weeks for a ticket.
5. St. John’s Cathedral:
St. John’s Cathedral is located in Malta, in the capital of Valletta, which is considered as an outstanding example of Baroque architecture after it was commissioned in 1572. Its exterior looks like a castle, and inside, its decor is full of ornate decoration and artwork. It is perhaps the most remarkable piece after it saw the cut off of St. John the Baptist.
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6. Church of St. Sophia:
The present church was built on the remains of the ancient church from the Roman era and during the period of Ottoman hegemony turned into a mosque. And found parts of the mosaic of an ancient temple.
7. St. George’s Church:
Is located in Sofia, and around Christian church built of red brick, named after St. George.
8. Sofia Synagogue:
A synagogue of the most beautiful architectural features in the capital, Sofia, was built in 1909 and is the largest synagogue for Sephardim in Europe, the only Jewish synagogue in Sofia. It has the largest wealth in Bulgaria and is one of the largest and most prestigious synagogues in Europe.
9. Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky:
Is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, one of the most important symbols of the capital Bulgaria and was built in 1912 AD.
10. Mosque of Benya:
The mosque of Benya Bashi is an Ottoman mosque with the financial support of Mullah Kada Saifullah. It was built be Eng. Mimar Sinan from 1576 to 974 AH. It is the only mosque in Sofia and has a capacity of 8614 of worshipers.
11. The Boyana Church:
Located in the Poyata region at the foot of Mount Vitosha, one of the most important cultural in Bulgaria, it became a museum of national history in 2003, which entered 100 tourist sites in Bulgaria.
Dear reader, we have finished knowing the religious tourist attraction places you can find it in Europe, the beautiful Polish Continent, which is charming with its natural and archeological features, so we recommend that you use the holiday season and visit it as soon as possible.