Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church

Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury in Kent, South East England, a breath-taking mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the Church of England for nearly five centuries. Following the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170 AD and his subsequent canonisation it became a place of pilgrimage. St Martinโ€™s church and the ruins of St Augustineโ€™s Abbey form the other main elements of the Property.

Since 1988 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to David for the postcard.

gran bretagna - canterbury


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