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The Famous Historic Buildings Website was established by Architectural Historian Ron Gatepain who provides talks as a guest speaker on many of the buildings and sites on this website.


   Historic Buildings & Sites in Europe

Information and details on Ancient and Historic buildings, archaeological sites and places currently available to view in Europe.

Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic

Dubrovnik Cathedral

Church of St Frances, Dubrovnik

Dominican Monastery, Dubrovnik

Church of St Ignatius, Dubrovnik

Diocletian's Palace, Split

Cathedral of St Domnius, Split
Church of St Francis, Split
 Salona Ancient Archaeological Site

Dominican Monastery and Church of Saint Mark

Cathedral of St Lawrence, Trogir

Cathedral of St Anastasia, Zadar 

Prague Castle

England - London UK England - National UK   

Westminster Abbey

Kensington Palace

St Paul's Cathedral

Buckingham Palace

Royal Mews

Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception
(Farm Street Church)

Thames Barrier

Albert Memorial

Kings Cross Station

St James's Church, Piccadilly 

All Hallows by the Tower

St Martin-in-the-Fields Church

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Castle

St Mary's Guildhall, Lincoln

St Peter at Gowts Church, Lincoln

Gainsborough Old Hall

Belton House, Grantham

Angel & Royal Hotel, Grantham

Rushton Hall, Kettering

Blickling Hall, Norf​​​​olk

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

Stonehenge, Salisbury

Newark Castle

Peterborough Cathedral

Warwick Castle

Kenilworth Castle

Bamburgh Castle

York Minster

St Mary's Abbey, York 

Ely Cathedral, Ely

Oliver Cromwell's House


Toulon Cathedral

Notre-Dame de lar Garde, Marseille

Abbey of St Victor, Marseille

The Bridge at Avignon

Palace of the Popes' Avignon

Maison Bonaparte (Napoleon Bonaparte’s House), Ajaccio, Corsica


Gibraltar Greece
Lübeck Holy Trinity Cathedral

Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned



Achilleion Palace, Corfu

St. Marks (New Fortress) Corfu


Palace of the Grand Masters, Rhodes

Archaeological Museum, Rhodes

Ancient Corinth

Palace of Knossos, Crete

Agia Triada Monastery, Crete

Akrotiri,  Santorini

Italy - Rome Italy - National

Roman Forum


St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican



 Malta Monaco Montenegro

 Grand Masters Palace, Valletta 

St John's Co-Cathedral Valletta

Church of Our Lady of Victory

Pro-Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Paul

Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta

Mdina Cathedral (St Paul's)

Church of the Assumption, Mosta

St Nicholas Cathedral, Monte Carlo Castle of San Giovanni & Kotor Fortifications

 St Tryphon Cathedral 

Church of St Clara

Church of St. Nicholas

St Lukes Church

Poland Portugal

Barbican and City Wall, Krakow

Basilica of the Virgin Mary, Krakow

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Krakow

Old Synagogue, Krakow

Wawel Castle and Cathedral, Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Museum

Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon

Church of the Brotherhood of the Clergy (Clérigos Church), Porto

 Silves Castle
St Sebastian Church, The Azores


Scotland Spain

Park Güell, Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral

Placa del Rei


Roman Theatre, Cartagena

Mosque/Cathedral of Cordoba

Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela

Town Wall Museum, Orihuela

Salvador & Santa Maria Cathedral, Orihuela

The Alhambra, Granada


Cathedral of the Holy Chalice, Valencia


Poplet Abbey/Monastery

Malaga Cathedral, Malaga

Church of the Sacred Heart, Malaga


Palma Cathedral, Palma

Almudaina Palace, Palma



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