Posts tagged ‘Cathedral’

Fira – Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Fira is actually quite modern, it was only built-in the late 1950’s after the earthquake in 1956 destroyed the previous early 19th Century building. Having said that it is much more grand than the Roman Catholic one I posted about last time and is by far the largest and most impressive building in Fira:

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Fira, Santorini, Greece, Europe

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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The Se

For a major European capital, Lisbon’s main cathedral (or the Se) appears at first glance to be a little underwhelming. However, founded in 1150 to commemorate the city’s reconquest from the Moors, what the Se lacks in size and grandeur it more than makes up for in intimacy and charm. By way of introduction, before we explore the interior in subsequent posts, below is a shot of the main facade:

The Se, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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