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a church inside a cave in Italy
April 14, 2016

Mountain Sanctuary

The Temple of Valadier welcomes visitors to a cave in the Frasassi Gorge in Italy’s Marches region. The eponymous structure, designed by Italian architect Giuseppe Valadier in the early 1800s, was to be used as a retreat for Christians seeking forgiveness, earning it the nickname “refuge for sinners.”

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Photograph by Giacomo Marchegiani, National Geographic Your Shot
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