20 Most Gorgeous Religious Sites Around the World

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19. Basilica of San Vitale, Italy

The beauty of this church is found most prominently in the stunning mosaics.

Byzantine mosaics are known for bright colors and lots and lots of gold tiles. The mosaics in San Vitale cover most of the walls and ceilings. They feature scenes of Christ, the Apostles, various Prophets, the Three Magi, Emperor Justinian, and Empress Theodora.

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There are also many images that carry deep symbolism in the Christian religion. Symbols of lions, lambs, winged men and angels, eagles, oxen, and many other scenes found in the Bible.

The San Vitale Basilica began construction in 526 and finished in 548. Almost all of the mosaics and other artworks were completed during the original construction period.

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