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Notre Dame Cathedral

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Drone Paris - Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Here's a stunning aerial tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, created by top AirVuz contributor Freeway Prod.  The footage was captured shortly before the landmark was badly damaged in a fire which broke out on April 15, 2019.  The fire, which occurred while the church was undergoing renovation, destroyed its main spire.  Considered one of the world's 2-3 most famous churches and immortalized in Victor Hugo's 1831 classic the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Notre-Dame de Paris (as it's formally called) is currently being restored.  

St. Peters Basilica, Vatican City

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Happy Holidays from Fly Age

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New contributor Flyage brings us this marvelous Christmastime drone video from the Eternal City of Rome, Italy.  The "star" of the video is the world's largest and most famous church: St. Peters Basilica.  Formally known as Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, it's located in the small enclave on the west side of the Tiber River known as Vatican City.  Believed to be the burial site of St. Peter, the Renaissance style church was completed in 1626 following a construction period of over a century.  

Bulgaria's Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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A Morning over the Gold Cathedral

Mariya Zlateva

The Alexander Nevsky Church in Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world.  Construction began in 1882 but wasn't completed until 1912.  The cathedral holds up to 10k people. Contributor Mariqllz used a DJI drone to create this amazing aerial view of the cathedral, which is the largest tourist attraction in the country.  It was built in memorial to the soliders killed in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-78, a conflict which freed Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.

Hungary's Esztergom Cathedral

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Esztergom Chatedral Hungary

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Behold this stunning drone video of the great Esztergom Cathedral, one of the great cultural treasures of Hungary and indeed of Central Europe.  It's in the city of the same name, which lies a short distance north of the Hungarian capital city Budapest.  Esztergom is arguably the cultural center of Hungary, and served as the capital of a medieval predecessor of modern Hungary.  Built on the banks of the mighty Danube River in the mid-19th century, the cathedral is the largest church in Hungary.

Berlin Cathedral

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Berlin Cathedral Aerial Tour, Germany

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The Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin,  aka the Berlin Dom, is one of the most recognized sites in the German capital city.  It was built in 1905, when Berlin was at the peak of its Pre-World War I imperial splendor under Kaiser Wilhelm II.  In this video, top content creator and pilot Raf Neo used a DJI MAvic Pro drone to create an aerial tour of this amazing structure in the Museum Island area of the city, which was in the Western sector and surrounded by the Berlin Wall for decades during the Cold War.

Budapest's St. Stephens Basilica

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Hungary Budapest Aerial Tour

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Top contributor and pilot Raf Neo used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this stunning tour of the highlights of the Hungarian capital city of Budapest.  The video opens and closes with spectacular shots of the St. Stephens Basilica, Hungary's greatest cultural treasure, which lies on the Pest (eastern) side of the Danube.  It is named after the first Hungarian king who ruled during the 10th and 11th centuries and is credited with converting his people to Christianity.  The great landmark was completed in 1905 on the site of an old theater.  

Milan Cathedral

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Milano Duomo Drone Shots

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Top contributor Volovisione created this marvelous drone video of the largest church in Italy.  The Duomo (Cathedral) of Milan is one of the most well-known sites in this magnificent and industrious city, the capital of the Lombardy region and the second largest city in Italy.  Built over six centuries, it's the third largest church in all of Europe and the fourth largest in the world.  The Duomo was finally completed in 1805, and was the venue for Napoleon Bonaparte to declare himself King of Italy.

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia

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Soaring Over Barcelona - Mavic Pro (4K)

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For a longer aerial tour of the great Catalan city Barcelona, this video by contributor and pilot Martigen is for you.  It features extensive aerial footage of the city's Basilica otherwise known as Sagrada Familia, one of the most well known churches in the world despite being unfinished.  Construction on this masterpiece began in 1882, but for various reasons (including the Spanish Civil War) it is only now nearing completion, at which point it will be Europe's tallest religious structure.  

Regensburg Cathedral

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Dom St Peter 雷根斯堡教堂, Regensburg,Germany

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Regensburg is the fourth largest city in Bavaria, Germany's southernmost state.  It's most prominent landmark is the Regensburg Cathedral, a 16th century structure in the old city center on the Danube River.  The cathedral escaped serious damage from a famous (and ultimately unsuccessful) Allied strategic bombing raid on Regensburg's aircraft factory in August, 1943, during the height of World War II.   Contributor Minglam created this amazing drone video of the architectural marvel.

The Treasured Cathedral of Marseille

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Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, Marseille

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CHDTNBN created this beautiful drone video of the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure, one of the most well known landmark in the largest city of Southern France.  It was constructed in the mid-19th century, on the ruins of a church on the same site which had dated to the 12th century.  The port city of Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône district.  It is the second largest city proper in France, and the largest in the southern part of the country; as a metropolitan area, it's the third-largest after Paris and Lyon. 

Sacré-Cœur: Treasure of Paris

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Sacre Coeur Basilica Paris

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Sphereview created this stunning drone video of Sacré-Cœur, one of the most famous churches in Paris.  The construction of the basilica was completed in 1914, on the eve of World War I, having been started nearly four decades earlier.  It sits atop Montmartre hill in the 18th arrondissement.  Its conception was partially tied to the wave of repentance which swept France following its defeat by Germany in the Franco Prussian War of 1870 and the ensuing civil war sparked by the Paris Commune.  

Colombia's Las Lajas Sanctuary

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Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de Las Lajas

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If you find yourself adventuring through the southwest canyon in Colombia where the Guitara River flows below,  and happen upon the basilica known as, Las Lajas Sanctuary — brace yourself for complete awe. Contributor la.drones shares stunning aerial footage of this architectural wonder in its natural habitat in this drone video.  It was inspired by two women who saw an image of the Virgin in 1754, but wasn't completed for 200 years.  It is considered one of the finest churches in the world. 

The Mighty Cathedral of Cologne

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Cologne (Köln) - Germany 2018

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Contributor and pilot Yekalay used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of Cologne, the most populous city in Germany's Rhineland region and the home of one of the world's most famous cathedrals.  The city is situated on the middle Rhine River in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, between Dusseldorf and Bonn .  With its massive industrial base, Cologne was one of the biggest targets of Allied bombing in World War II; the Cathedral was hit 14 times and required extensive postwar repair.

Vienna's St. Charles Church

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Highlights of Vienna: Karlskirche

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The Austrian capital city of Vienna is known in part for its Baroque architecture.  It's no surprise then that in this Catholic country, some of the most prominent Baroque style buildings in the city are churches.  In this drone video by contributor W. Obreder, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the most famous of these churches:  Rektoratskirche.  Also known as St. Charles Church, the landmark was commissioned in 1713 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI.  It was completed over two decades later, in 1737.

Ta Pinu Gozo: Malta's Greatest Church

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Ta Pinu Gozo

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One of the most spectacular sights on the northern Malta island of Gozo is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu.  The basilica and adjacent shrine is situated on a hill overlooking the town of Gharb, on the northwestern coast of Malta's second (northern) main island.  Considered one of Malta's great cultural treasurers, the basiica was the site of a mass celebration by Pope John Paul II in 1990.  The church was consecrated in 1932 on the site of an earlier structure.  

Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral

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Gorgeous Mornings in Prague

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For an awesome one minute tour of the Central European cultural gem known as Prague, check out this incredible drone video by top content creator and pilot JustinPoore.  THe video starts with a shot looking over the Charles River along the Charles Bridge.  As you look over the river, you'll see the mighty hilltop Prague Castle in the background.  From there it's on to the Old Town, and some epic views of the St. Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece and one of the most famous churches in the world.  

Kiev's Saint Sophia Cathedral

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Cathedrals of Kiev - Собори Києва

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One of the important distinctions between Ukrainian and Russian cultures is religion; whereas Russia is primarily Eastern Orthodox, Ukraine is predominantly Catholic.  Not surprisingly, the cathedrals which dot the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev are some of its most prominent landmarks.  In this video, contributor Alp Karagulle uses a drone to give us an aerial tour of the Cathedrals of Kiev, including the magnificent Saint Sophia's Cathedral. It's considered one of the great churches of Eastern Europe.

Poland's Massive Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń

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Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń 🕍 @dronujemy.com

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Contributor and pilot Dronujemy created this magnificent drone video of one of the newest landmarks in Poland.  The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń is a massive Catholic church built in the village of Licheń Stary in central Poland.  Completed in 2004, it's the largest church structure in Poland, a country which is known in part for its churches.  The church, which is about an hour's drive east of Posnan, was built to accommodate the Virgin Mary icon which attracts over a million visitors per year.

Georgia' Gergeti Trinity Church

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Georgia's Kazbegi Region in One Minute

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Contributor andrew_stapanov created this beautiful whirlwhind aerial tour of the Kazbegi region of the Caucasus republic of Georgia.  Situated on the nortern slopes of the great Caucasus Mountain range, it's part of Mtskheta-Mtianeti, one of the country's nine official regions, which covers a north-central portion of the country.  The video has some excellent footage of the Gergeti Trinity Church beginning at about :35; built in the 14th century, it's considered one of the world's most famous churches.  

Riga's St. Peter's Church

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Epic One Shot Take on St. Peter's Church, Riga

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Contributor Reinis Vilnus created this beautiful one-shot video of one of the most well known churches in Eastern Europe. It's the St. Peter's Church in the Latvian capital of Riga.  While it's a Lutheran Church, its construction pre-dates the Reformation.  Originally built in the 13th century, the church was destroyed in 1941 during the early days of Operation Barabarossa, the invasion by Nazi Germany of the (then) USSR.  It was meticulously reconstucted after the war, a process which took decades to complete.   

Dubrovnik Cathedral

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Dubrovnik Cathedral 杜布羅夫尼克大教堂

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The Dubrovnik Cathedral is one of the best known sites in Dubrovnik, the highly photogenic city on Croatia's Dalmation Coast.  Seen here in this drone video by Minglam, the present church structure was completed in the early 17th century.  The Dubrovnik Cathedral is distinguished by statues of St. Blaise which are built into the spaces between the four columns of the facade.  The distinctive design was the product of some of the most famous architects in Italy, who were hired for the project.  

Pilgrimage Church in the Czech Republic

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Pilgrimage Church / UNESCO

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Contributor and pilot Ludoweet created this stunning video of Pilgrimage Church in the Czech Republic.  Formally known as Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk, it is situated at the edge of Žďár nad Sázavou, near the historical border between the regions of Moravia and Bohemia in the central part of the country.  He used a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to create a magnificent bird's eye view of this landmark, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

Manila's Cathedral

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Manila Cathedral

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The Philippines is home to one of the world's largest populations of practicing Catholics.  It's not surprising then that the Manila Cathedral is one of the top sights on the island of Luzon if not the entire country.  The current structure was completed in 1958 on a site that had been used for seven previous cathedrals in the country's capital (and largest) city.  It's located in the Intramuros (walled city) of old Manila.  In this video, contributor and drone pilot Ventronics captured the beautiful church by drone.  

Holy Cross Cathedral, Turkey

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Drone footage of an Armenian Church on Akdamar island on the lake Van in Eastern Turkey.

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Check out this stunning drone videos from one of the most iconic sites in eastern Turkey, compliments of contributor and pilot Spyd7r.  It's a 10th century Armenian church called the Holy Cross Cathedral.  It's situated on Akdamar, one of the islands of Lake Van, Turkey's largest lake.  For nearly eight centuries, it was the seat of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the national church of the Armenian people.  It fell into disuse after World War I but was "rediscovered" in the 1950's and extensively restored.  

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

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Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

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Kazan Cathedral is one of the great landmarks of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Situated on Nevsky Prospekt (the city's main thoroughfare), the church is dedicated to one of Russia's greatest religious icons: Our Lady of Kazan.  Originally designed as sort of a Russian Orthodox Church "answer" to St. Peters Basilica in Rome, the church was completed in 1811.   It's considered one of the four great churches of St. Petersburg, along with Church of the Savior on Blood, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, and St. Isaac's Cathedral..  

England's Salisbury Cathedral

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Salisbury Cathedral | DJI Drone footage | Magna Carta |

Heitor Pereira

Salisbury Cathedral appears near the top of many of the most authoritative lists of the world's most famous churches.  It's located in the town of the same name in Wiltshire County in Southwest England.  Built in the 13th century, its spire stands 123 meters (just over 400 ft.) above the Salisbury Plain, the tallest church in the United Kingdom.  The cathedral houses one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.  Heitor Pereira used a DJI Spark drone to bring us this aerial view of the famous cathedral.  

Melbourne's St. Patrick's Cathedral

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St. Patrick's Cathedral | DJI Phantom 4 Australia

Fade2Gray

Fade2Gray created this beautiful drone video of St. Patricks Cathedral in Melbourne, one of the most important Catholic churches in Australia.  Designed in the 1850's, the church took decades to build, and although substantially completed it was delayed by the depression which hit Australia in the 1890's.  Finally completed in 1939, it was one of the two largest Catholic churches substantially completed in the 19th century, the other being the great church of the same name in New York City.

St. Andrew's Church, Kiev

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St. Andrews Church over the Fog

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St. Andrews Church is one of the most important in Kiev, a city known in part for its churches and monasteries.  It was constructed atop a prominent hill in the middle of the 18th century.  The church commemorates St. Andrew, who is alleged to have visited the site of the city on the Dneiper River in the first century AD.  It continued to hold services even during the worst period of Stalinist religious repression in the 1930's.  Today the church is considered one of the top 2-3 tourist spots in the city.  

The Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

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Marseille: Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Contributor and pilot Princehamlet created this beautiful drone video of Notre-Dame de la Garde, one of the most well known landmarks in the southern French city of Marseille.  Built on a rocky outcrop, it has a commanding view of the country's second largest city (third largest metro area).  The cathedral was consecrated in 1864 but not finished for another decade.  The cathedral is the site of an Assumption Day pilgrimmage, and is believed to be the most-visited site in this Mediterranean port city.    

Ecuador's Basilica del Voto Nacional

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The Largest Neo-Gothic Basilica in the America's

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One of the most prominent sights in Ecuador's "sky high" capital city of Quito is the twin-spired Basilica del Voto Nacional.  Situated in the city's old town, the cathedral was built in the late 1800's to commemorate Ecuador's adherence to the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Devotion.  Content creator and pilot Drones_Creativity_ec created this epic drone video of this great cultural landmark, the largest Neo-Gothic basilica in the Western Hemisphere and one of the world's most well known churches.

The Dresden Cathedral

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Frauenkirche, Dresden

DW-Travel

Take in this aerial view of the  Dresden Cathedral, compliments of DW-Travel. It's one of the most beautiful churches in Europe as well as one of the most powerful symbols of the 20th destruction visited by and upon Germany.  In February, 1945, near the end of World War II, Dresden was nearly destroyed in a still-controversial Allied firebombing attack.  The bombing, immortalized in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five (1969), inflicted significant damage to the cathedral and killed at least 25,000 civilians.  

Lisbon'a Royal Basilica and Convent

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Aerial of Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon - Portugal

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Here's a great aerial view of one of the more well-known churches of Lisbon, Portugal, compliments of contributor and drone pilot flyingbydaniel.  It's the Royal Basilica and Convent of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Basilica Estrela), and it's located on the Ave. Infante Santa, just west of the São Bento Palace.  Completed in the late 18th century, its design reflects a blend of baroque and neoclassical styles.  It was the world's first church dedicated to the Church of the Sacred Heart devotion.

The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

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Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis

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Here is a bird's eye view of a prominent church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, compliments of gopherdrone.  The Basilica of St. Mary is situated just west of the city's central downtown area.  In 1926, Pope Pius XI granted the church basilica status, making it the first minor basilica in the USA (there are roughly 1,750 minor basilicas in the world today; the four four major basilicas are all in Rome).   The Minneapolis basilica is also the site of a large two-day music festival every summer to benefit the landmark.  

Russia's Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

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Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the great landmarks of St. Petersburg, Russia's #2 city and erstwhile capital.  Seen here in this excellent drone video by FLycam24, the Orthodox church is situated within the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress, on an island in the Neva River.  Completed in 1733, it's the city's oldest building.  Distinguished by its 123 meter (over 400 ft.) gold spire, it's the final resting place of (among others) Tsars Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and (after a 80 year hiatus) Nicholas II.  

The Mosta Rotunda, Malta

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MALTA ● Amazing Views of the Mosta Rotunda | CINEMATIC DRONE📷

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Content creator and pilot Travel Penguin created this beautiful drone video of the Rotunda of Mosta, one of the most famous churches on the Mediterranean island of Malta.  The church is located in a town of the same name in the north-central part of the island.  Built on the site of an earlier structure, the neoclassical design is based on the Pantheon in Rome.  Once one of the world's largest domes, it was nearly destroyed in World War II, when a German bomb crashed through the dome during Mass but failed to detonate.  

Ulm Minster: World's Tallest Church

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Ulm Minster by DJI Mavic Pro

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Check out this drone video of the world's tallest church as of year-end 2019.  It's called the Ulm Minster, and it's located in the medieval town of Ulm in the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg.  Now a Lutheran church, its construction began in 1377 - roughly a century before the birth of Martin Luther.  Its spire, reachable via 768 steps, stands 143 meters tall (469 ft.).  Pending the completion of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, that makes this landmark the tallest church on the planet.  

Stave Church of Norway

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Heddal Stave Church

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Check out this amazing drone video of one of the most important remaining stave churches.  These wooden churches with their post and lintel architecture were once common throughout northern Europe.  Given their wood construction, very few stave churches remain standing, and most that do are in Norway.  Heddal Stage Church, the subject of this video by contributor Karlzen, is the largest remaining state church in Norway.  It is situated in Heddal in Telemark County in the southeastern part of the country.  

Ireland's Rock of Cashel

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Rock of Cashel

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The Rock of Cashel is one of the most recognized cultural sites in all of Ireland.  It is closely associated with what was perhaps the seminal event of Irish history: the conversion by St. Patrick of the King of Munster to Christianity in the 5th century AD.  The building ruins remaining on the ancient site include a tower, a chapel and a cathedral.  In this excellent aerial video, contributor and pilot Ashville Aerial gives us a drone tour of this Antiquity-age site in County Tipperary in southeast Ireland.

Croatia's Cathedral of St. Domnius

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Cathedral of Saint Domnius 斯普利特主教座堂

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Top contributor Minglam created this beautiful drone video of a very famous church in the Southeast European country Croatia.  It's called the Cathedral of St. Dominus, and it's in the city of Split, the country's second-largest city as well as its principal port.  The church dates to the 4th century AD, near the very dawn of Christianity (it was consecrated in the 7th century).  It's considered the oldest church in the world that remains in use and hasn't undergone any fundamental structural change.  

Brazil's Colina Sagrada do Bondfirm

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Colina Sagrada do Bonfim, Salvador

Peu Ribeiro

Contributor Peu Ribeiro created this beautiful drone video of the most famous church in the city of Salvador, capital of Brazil's state of Bahia.  The Colina Sagrada do Bonfirm, which dates to the 18th century, is situated on the Itapagipe Peninsula of Brazil's fourth largest city.   The church is the site of the Festa do Senhor do Bonfim, an annual festival held every festival and one of considerable importance to the population of this overwhelmingly Catholic city in Brazil's fourth most populous state. 

Croatia's Church of St. Euphemia

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In this drone video by Obendrohne, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the top attractions of the Croatian city of Rovinj: its Church of St. Euphemia.  This Baroque masterpiece was completed in 1736 and is the most recognizable landmark in the town, a cultural gem on the western side of the Istria Peninsula in the northern part of the country.  Its bell tower is about 75 years older than the current church structure and was designed to resemble the even more famous St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. 

San Ignacio Cathedral, San Sebastian

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Church of San Ignacio in San Sebastian (Spain) in view of Mavic 2 ProSpain

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Contributor dronostia used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this beautiful aerial of a famous church in Northwestern Spain.  It's the San Sebastián Cathedral, and it's located in the city of the same name in the Basque semi-autonomous region.  With a design inspired by the Cathedral of Cologne (Germany), the church was consecrated in 1897 and upgraded to cathedral status in the 1950's.  San Sebastián Cathedral is considered one of the biggest cultural attractions in Basque Country.  

Turin, Italy: Superga Basilica

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Basilica di Superga

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The Basilica di Superga is an important church near the city of Turin, the capital of Italy's (northern) Piedmont region.  The church was built in the early 18th century, in connection with the defeat by France in the Battle of Turin during the conflict known as the Wars of the Spanish Succession.  The church is the final resting place for many members of the House of Savoy, one of the great royal lines of Europe.  Get a great bird's eye view of this beautiful baroque-style church in this drone video.  

Bulgaria's Varna Cathedral

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Drone Flight over The Cathedral of Varna

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The Varna Cathedral is one of the most well-known churches in Bulgaria, a country known in part for its famous churches. Formally known as Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, it's the largest church in Varna (Bulgaria's #3 city) and the third-largest church in Bulgaria.  Completed in 1886, the Eastern Orthodox church was modeled after the temple in St. Petersburg's Peterhof Palace complex.  Seen here in this excellent drone video by nikolov_kn, it's one of the top attractions in this Black Sea port city.  

Canada's Largest Church

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BIG CHURCH IN MONTREAL 4k

Shawn Partenza

Check out this drone video of one of the most well known landmarks in Montreal, Canada, compliments of contributor Shawn Partenza.  Saint Joseph's Oratory is what is known as a minor basilica, of which there are about 1,750 around the world (the four major basilicas are all in Rome).  Situated on one of the three peaks of Mont Royal (the mini-mountain which overlooks the city), the Oratory is the largest church in Canada.  Construction of this masterpiece took four decades; it wasn't completed until 1967.

Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway

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Medieval Cathedral in Norway

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Top contributor hopenorway created this magnificent drone video of a well known cathedral in Central Norway.  Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral pre-dates the Reformation - it was built during the Middle Ages, completed around 1300.  Today, it's considered the most important church in the Church of Norway, which is a branch of Lutheranism.  The structure was built on the burial site of King Olav II, the country's patron saint, and historically has been the coronotion site for the kings and queens of Norway.  

Hungary's Dom of Szeged

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Dom of Szeged, Hungary

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Check out this excellent drone video of one of the largest churches in Hungary, a country known in part for its churches.  It's the twin-spired Votive Church and Cathedral of Our Lady of Hungary, and it's located in Szeged, Hungary's third-largest city and the largest in the southern part of the country.  Construction of the church began in 1913, on the eve of the First World War, but was interrupted by the war and wasn't completed until 1930.  Situated in Szeged's Dóm Square, it's the fourth-largest church in the country.

Israel's Church of the Transfiguration

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Church of the Transfiguration

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Here's a nice aerial view of a famous church in northern Israel, compliments of contributor AirWorks.  It's the Church of the Transfiguration, and it's located on Mt. Tabor in the Lower Galilee region.  The current structure was built in the 1920's, on the site of a Byzantine church from the Antiquity and a later Crusader church built during the Middle Ages.  The significance of the site is, literally, Biblical: it's believed to be the location of the Transfiguration of Christ described in the Gospels.  

Fortified Church of Cisnădie, Transylvania

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The Fortified Church of Cisnădioara, Transylvania, Romania.

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The southeastern corner of Romania's Transylvania region is home to a large number of fortified church complexes.  They date to the 13th-16th century, when Transylvania was part of the Kingdom of Hungary and under the threat of invasion from the Mongols and later the Ottomans.  One of the best-preserved of these compexes is in the town of Cisnădie.  Seen here in this drone video by ridethefog, the original structure dates to the 12th century but was heavily fortified in the 15th century following the Turkish invasion of the region.  

Lavia's Church of St. Meinhard

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Isle of Saint Meinhard

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The town of Ikskile lies in the center of the Baltic republic of Latvia on the Daugava River, one of the country's principal waterways.  The most important historical and cultural landmark in the town is the Church of St. Meinhard, which was constructed in the 12th century.  In this video, contributor Jurgis Kreilis give us an aerial tour of the structure, which now sits on an island which was created by the reservoir of a hydroelectric plant constructed several decades ago during the Soviet era.  

The Russian Church, Cyprus

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Russian Church Cyprus - Nicosia (XIRO XPLORER V 1080p)

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Nicosia is the largest city on the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus as well as the country's capital.  Located in the middle of the country, the city has been inhabited for several millenia.  The newest highlight of Nicosia is the just-built Russian Church, a gold-domed architectural marvel which just opened in 2017.  Contributor and pilot Soteris used a drone to create an amazing bird's eye look at the church as it was nearing completion.  It's the first Russian-style church to be built on the island.  

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