Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

Temple Square is a complex located in Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was built in 1853, shortly after Mormon pioneers arrived to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India

Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is located in Goa, India. It was completed in 1605 and holds the rests of St. Francis Xavier. In 1986 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with other churches and convents of Goa.

More info on the UNESCO site.

Casket with sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashad, Iran

The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashad, Iran

Imam Reza shrine in Mashad, is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza. It is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest by capacity. This complex is the center of tourism in Iran. It covers an area of 267 079 square meters. In 818 Imam Reza was murdered and buried on this location. Shias and sunnis started visiting there for pilgrimage of his grave. By the end of the 9th century a dome was built on the grave. During more than a millennium it has been devastated and reconstructed several times. Thanks to Nasim.