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This picture shows the facade of two churches in Lourdes, at the location where an apparition of Our Lady occurred in 1858. The one with a single spire is the Upper Basilica, it was constructed between 1866 and 1872, its sanctuary can accommodate 500 worshipers. Its altar is directly over the place of the apparition. In front of it below is the Basilica of the Rosary, it was built between 1883 and 1899 in Neo-Byzantine style with a capacity for 1500 worshipers. The large gilded crown on the top of its dome, a gift from the People of Ireland, was installed in 1924. Previously I posted a picture of a panoramic view of Lourdes , it shows the relative position of these churches better.

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