Sanctuary of Fatima: Church of the Most Holy Trinity - Fatima, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 39° 37.792 W 008° 40.497
29S E 527895 N 4386727
Quick Description: Church of the Most Holy Trinity is the new church of Fatima Shrine, the biggest in Portugal and one of the biggest in the world.
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 4:09:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMD5JC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The so called New Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity with 8.633 and 40.000 square meters is a work from the Greek Architect Alexandros Tombazis. It was inaugurated in the 12th Ouctober of 2007, in the 90th aniversary of Fatima visions.

It´s the 4th largest catholic temple in the world and was completely payed with the gifts of the pilgrims that visited the shrine over the years. The decoration is inspired in Bizantine and Ortodox . The design is circular outside and square inside. It has 12 side doors (one for each of Christ´s Apostles and one large central door, Christ´s door.

Adapted from wikipedia and local newspapers.


The book "Sanctuary of Fatima: Church of the Most Holy Trinity" is about this new building. A building that was completed in 2007, mostly for use at Sunday mass and where the challenge was to create a building that, despite its size, would blend unobtrusively into the historical site, offering the possibility to be used for other cultural or religious purposes too.
The book shows the features essays, project descriptions, and photography by Fernando Guerra that brings the project to life. (from Amazon).
It was published by Images Publishing Dist Ac in 2011.
ISBN Number: 9781864703832

Author(s): Karla Britton, Dimitris Philippidis, Luciano Guerra, Alexandros N. Tombazis

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