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CATHEDRALS & CHURCHES

Articles on Bargain Travel Europe for cathedrals, historic churches, monasteries, abbeys and cloister some you can stay in or just sight-see.

ENGLAND

ENGLISH KINGS & ALE, WITCHCRAFT AND FOOTBALL
B&B with a bit'o history - Stapleton's Chantry North Moreton
A bed and breakfast with an 800 year history in one of Oxfordshire's historic small villages

DORCHESTER ABBEY - WAYSIDE STOPOVER
Former Seat of Anglo-Saxon Bishops in Dorchester-on-Thames

HEXHAM ABBEY
St. Andrew and St. Wilfred in Northumberland

CHESTER CATHEDRAL
Early Gothic Gem in Cheshire's Medieval Walled City

ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH LONDON - MARY SHELLY HISTORY
Mary Shelly and the real “birth” of Frankenstein

WHITBY ABBEY - NORTH YORKSHIRE COAST
Ruins of Gothic Abbey Inspired Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

DURHAM CATHEDRAL - RELICS OF ST CUTHBERT
North England’s Great Norman Church
and St Cuthbert Shrine

YORK MINSTER - NORTH ENGLAND'S GREAT GOTHIC CATHEDRAL
What to See at North England’s Magnificent Church

WESTMINSTER ABBEY – TOMBS, POETS, CORONATIONS & ROYAL WEDDINGS
England's Most Historic Chusch in the heart of London

WALES

ST DAVID’S BISHOP’S PALACE AND CATHEDRAL
Great Religious History in Wales Smallest Town

LLANGYFELACH PARISH & ST DAVID'S CHURCH
Norman Church Tower and Celtic Graveyard

IRELAND

ST. COLUMB'S CATHEDRAL & CHAPTER HOUSE MUSEUM
Londonderry’s Great Reformation Church and Ulster History

DUBLIN'S CHRIST CHURCH - VIKINGS & STRONGBOW
Viking World and Medieval Dublin at Christ Church

ST AUDOEN’S CHURCH - DUBLIN
Dublin’s Oldest Medieval Church

JERPOINT ABBEY - CISTERCIAN MONASTERY
Great Monastery Ruins Near Kilkenny

THE HILL OF TARA - MEATH
Ireland’s Most Sacred Site of the Iron Age - Sanctuary of the High Kings

ST DECLAN’S WELL & HERMITAGE CHURCH – ARDMORE
Coast Path
Sites of Ireland's First Christian Conversion

GLENDALOUGH – ST KEVIN'S MONASTIC RUINS - WICKLOW
St Kevins Monastery and Gravestones

SAINT PATRICK'S TRAIL
Northern Ireland Path of Ireland's Patron Saint

ITALY

MILAN - A BIT OF DISNEYLAND IN OLD EUROPE?

Milan's 18th century indoor mall is the centerpiece between the magnicent Gothic Duomo and La Scala opera house.

WARM NIGHTS ON THE BAY OF THE SUN
Laigueglia - Romantic Hideway on the Italian Riviera

The Hotel Splendid del Mare lies halfway between Savona and San Remo on the secludid central Italian Rivera

ROME IN RUINS - A Walking Tour

A trip to Rome can start with an orientation foot tour from the Vatican through the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum.

BASILICA MADONNA DI TIRANO
Changing Trains to the Swiss Alps

GERMANY

DON'T TREAD ON ME, MY SON
Mainz Cathedral in the heart of the Rhineland
Mainz red Romanesque Cathedral is unique among the more later Gothic Styles such as Cologne's.

BAROQUE CHURCHES OF MUNICH
Exploring the great Cathedrals of the Bavarian Capital

BAROQUE IN BAVARIA - ETTAL ABBEY BASILICA
Magnificent Baroque Abbey in the Alps of southern Bavaria is still an active Benedictine Monastery.

HAMBURG'S LANDMARK ST. MICHAELIS KIRCHE
If it's Baroque it must be "Michel"
Hamburg's symbol St. Michael's Church in the Baroque style offers music performances and the best views of the city.

ALL SAINTS CASTLE CHURCH WITTENBERG
Martin Luther and the Church Doors of Wittenberg

Where Reformation began with a handful of papers and a nail.

MAULBRONN ABBEY
Germany’s Best Preserved Cistercian Monastery

Along the wine roads of Wurttemberg west of Stuttgart

WORMS ROMANESQUE CATHEDRAL
Martin Luther and the Diet of Worms

Great Cathedral on the Rhine

DRESDEN'S FRAUENKIRCHE
Firebombed Baroque Crown Jewel Church of Our Lady Reborn

Baroque Masterwork Rebuilt in Saxony

BERLIN'S DOM CATHEDRAL & HOHENZOLLERN CRYPT
Berlin's Revival Royal Court Church - The Protestant St Peters

KAISER WILHELM CHURCH - BLAUKIRCHE - BOMBED SPIRE OF BERLIN
Bombed Memorial Church and the Blue Church

LUTHERAN GERMAN HERITAGE DISCOVERY 2011
Martin Luther Festivals in Germany

FRANKFURT ST BARTHOLOMEW GOTHIC CATHEDRAL
Emperor's Coronation Church and the Dom Museum

SPEYER CATHEDRAL - EMPEROR'S SPIRES
Imperial Romanesque Cathedral of the Palatine

WALKING & CYCLING THE LUTHER ROUTE
Martin Luther Cities Wittenberg and Eisleben

HERMITAGE CLIFF CASTLE CHAPEL - SAAR
The Klause Kastel, Ex-Tomb of the Blind King

KLOSTER_MACHERN - CISTERCIAN CONVENT & BAROQUE CHAPEL
Beer Wine & Religious Icons on the Mosel

TREASURY MUSEUM ST PETER AND ALEXANDER - ASCHAFFENBURG
Romanesque Church, Medieval and Reformation Art

HEILIGGEIST CHURCH – HEIDELBERG
Church of the Holy Spirit in Old Town

FRANCE

ABBEY CLUNY
Benedictine Monastery Ruins once most important abbey in France and the Abbots of Cluny including Richelieu.

TOURNUS ABBEY
Well preserved Romanesque Abbey and Eglise of St. Philibert in heart of Burgundy wine country

A SAINT, A CHANTEUSE AND AN EMPEROR
Chatillon-Sur-Seine, Burgundy

Two medieval churches in a small town of the Seine tied to the miracles of St. Bernard, the Virgin Noire, Napolean and Kiki of Montparnass.

EGLISE ST VORLES - SAINT BERNARD MILK MIRACLE
Religious School and Ancient Cemetery

CHURCHES ON PERCHES - CASTELLANE
The Napolean Road leads north from Cannes through Haute Provence region the Norte Dame du Roc former monastery.

DIJON - BURGUNDY WINE, MUSTARD N' GARGOYLES
City of bell towers, a martyred saint and Cathedrals Bénigne and Notre Dame de Dijon

NO REST FOR THE PIOUS - FONTENAY ABBEY
A beautifully intact medieval Abbey in France's Burgundy region

BEAUNE AND OLD VIRGINS OF BURGUNDY
The Hotel-Dieu Hospices de Beaune and the Virgin Viege are centerpieces of this center of Burgundy's wine region.

SWEET TOOTH ON THE RUN
OO-so Delicious Strasbourg

France's Strasbourg Cathedral and curious Gothic art and Pastry

VALENCIENNES GOTHIC CATHEDRAL
War damage makes you feels like the bombs are still exploding outside this beautiful Gothic church.

ABBEY DE VAULUISANT
Cistercian Monastery near Sens

This former monastery hosts a Music Festival every June.

CATHEDRAL NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Gothic Arches, Gargoyles and Quasimodo

Paris' Most Famous Landmark Church

SACRE COEUR - MONTMARTRE
Bohemians and Hill of Martyrs

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CHAPEL METZ
Romanesque-Gothic Chapel of Templars in Lorraine

STRASBOURG GOTHIC CATHEDRAL
Lady Saints, Devils and Apostles' Procession

METZ CATHEDRAL OF ST STEPHEN
High Gothic Nave and Stained Glass in Lorraine

BELGIUM

ORVAL ABBEY MONASTERY
Belgium Trappist Beer of the Semois Valley

Gothic ruins and an active Cistercian Monastery

SAINT HUBERT BASILICA
Romanesque - Early Gothic Cathedral in the Ardennes

ST GEORGE’S WWI MEMORIAL CHURCH - YPRES
Memory of the Fallen in Flanders Fields

AUSTRIA

INNSBRUCK HOFKIRCHE COURT CHURCH - MAXIMILIAN'S TOMB
Famed Bronze Statues of Kings and Queens and the Great Vacant Tomb

ST SEBASTIEN’S CEMETERY - SALZBURG
The Mozarts, Paracelsus and Wolf Dietrich Mausoleum

SWITZERLAND

ST GALLEN ABBEY LIBRARY & MONASTERY CATHEDRAL
World Heritage Site Baroque Library and Former Benedictine Monastery

MADONNA DEL SASSO SANCTUARY - LOCARNO
Mountainside Baroque Pilgrimmage Church

GROSSMÜNSTER CATHEDRAL – ZURICH
The Saints of Zurich and Face of Charlemagne

CHIESA SANTA MARIA DEGLI ANGIOLI - LUGANO
Bernardino Luini’s Crucifixion & the Last Supper

ABBEY OF ST MAURICE D’AGAUNE
Treasures and Theban Legion Martyrs

JESUIT CHURCH - LUCERNE
Switzerland's First Baroque Church

CZECH REPUBLIC

PRAGUE CASTLE AND ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL
Romanesque Chapel, Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and the Tomb of St. Wenceslas.

CROATIA

LUZNICA CASTLE – SISTERS OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Stay at a Castle Convent in Croatia

ZAGREB CATHEDRAL
Neo-Gothic Reconstruction and a Cardinal’s Repose

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