Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sanctuary of Oropa | Italy

Santuaro di Oropa Unesco whs Italy

The Sanctuary of Oropa is a group of Roman Catholic buildings and structures in the municipality of Biella, Italy. It is located at a height of 1,159 metres in a small valley of the Alpi Biellesi.

The sanctuary is part of UNESCO World Heritage site Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy. This property consist of a series of nine separate complexes located in the mountains of Northern Italy (Varallo, Crea, Orta, Varese, Oropa, Ossuccio, Ghiffa, Domodossola, and Valperga). These complexes are groups of chapels and other architectural features created in the late 16th and 17th centuries and dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith.


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