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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    It forms part of the convent of Jesús y María of the Franciscan order. The convent was founded in the 13th century. In 1776 Charles III appointed Sabbatini to complete the basilica of S Francisco el Grande, which had been rebuilt to the designs of Antonio Plò (fl 1770) and Frey Francisco Cabezas (1709-1773). It has a centralized plan, with a great dome and radiating chapels. The unusual façade is in the form of a convex curve of three large bays, with two superimposed orders and flanking towe…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The original name refers to a lost icon from a chapel which was found among some high grasses, (called Tocha) during the time of the Reconquista. Located within a former Dominican convent. The church was transformed into a Basilica in 1863 by Pope Pius IX. The old church was in disrepair and rebuilt in the 1890’s in an eclectic Neo-Byzantine style designed by Fernando Arbós y Tremanti. Of the elaborate plan proposed by Arbós y Tremanti, only the campanile and Pantheon of Illustrious Men (…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A royal site in Madrid, under the administration of the Patrimonio Nacional. It is located in Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Atocha. The pantheon houses the tombs of a number of famous Spaniards.

    The original name refers to a lost icon from a chapel which was found among some high grasses, (called Tocha) during the time of the Reconquista. Located within a former Dominican convent. The church was transformed into a Basilica in 1863 by Pope Pius IX. The old church was in disrepair and rebuilt …

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Christian martyrs Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta were martyred during the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian; their corpses were buried into the rock and later a basilica was built over their tombs. The relics were removed to Burgos, but in 1175, they were returned in Ávila and the construction of a new basilica was started. It was finally finished in the 13th century thanks to support of Alfonso X and Sancho IV. In the late 12th century sculptors from Burgundy worked at S Vicente. In the…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Christian martyrs Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta were martyred during the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian; their corpses were buried into the rock and later a basilica was built over their tombs. The relics were removed to Burgos, but in 1175, they were returned in Ávila and the construction of a new basilica was started. It was finally finished in the 13th century thanks to support of Alfonso X and Sancho IV. In the late 12th century sculptors from Burgundy worked at S Vicente. In the…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Tabernacle used in the sense of a liturgical container to hold the consecrated Host near the altar. In a shallow niche at the center of the lowest level of the altar is is a repository for the physical elements of the communion ceremony, a so-called “House of the Sacrament”, designed by Juan de Herrera in jasper and bronze.

    A complex which contains a monastery, palace, school, mausoleum and museum; Philip II built the monastery 1563-1584 as a memorial to victory over French in 1557…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The ancient Samaria, founded in 887 BCE by King Omri of Israel. The holy city of Samaritans (known in the Bible as Shomeron); influenced by culture of Phoenicia; strengthened by Ahab, but idolatry and corruption led to overthrow by Shalmaneser V and Sargon II in 724-721 BCE. Destroyed by John Hyrcanus in 107 BCE; rebuilt as Sebaste (named in honor of the Emperor Augustus) by Herod the Great of Judaea, who built the Temple of Augustus, ca. 27 BCE, which partly overlays the former Israelite roy…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The sanctuary (Santuario della Santa Casa) consists of the basilica of S Maria, beneath the dome of which is situated the Santa Casa, the Holy House of the Virgin, encased within a structure designed by Bramante in 1509. The birthplace of the Virgin in Nazareth was popularly believed to have been rescued from infidels by angels, who transported finally to its present location in December 1295. The basilica is a Late Gothic structure continued by Giuliano da Maiano, Giuliano da Sangallo and Br…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Bramante was hired by Julius II to begin a radical reconstruction, to replace Old Saint Peter’s, and intensive planning by Bramante, Giuliano da Sangallo and Fra Giovanni Giocondo preceded the laying of the foundation stone on 18 April 1506. Since Bramante’s first designs of 1506, half a dozen architects had worked under five successive popes, all bringing their own revisions with them. In the 18 remaining years of his life Michelangelo succeeded in ‘uniting into a whole the great…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Founded by the Dominicans in 1125 as part of their friary. Also known as Basilica Cateriniana, since it contains several relics of St. Catherine of Siena, whose family house is nearby. The interior is on the Egyptian cross plan with a huge nave covered by trusses and with a transept featuring high chapels. The bell tower was reduced in height after an earthquake in 1798.

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    One of two colossal basins, completed 1725 by Agostino Cornacchini; this one is on the south side of the nave.

    Bramante was hired by Julius II to begin a radical reconstruction, to replace Old Saint Peter’s, and intensive planning by Bramante, Giuliano da Sangallo and Fra Giovanni Giocondo preceded the laying of the foundation stone on 18 April 1506. Since Bramante’s first designs of 1506, half a dozen architects had worked under five successive popes, all bringing their own revision…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The sanctuary (Santuario della Santa Casa) consists of the basilica of S Maria, beneath the dome of which is situated the Santa Casa, the Holy House of the Virgin, encased within a structure designed by Bramante in 1509. The birthplace of the Virgin in Nazareth was popularly believed to have been rescued from infidels by angels, who transported finally to its present location in December 1295. The basilica is a Late Gothic structure continued by Giuliano da Maiano, Giuliano da Sangallo and Br…

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    1910-01-01
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