Cities by Place of Worship - Picture Quiz

Name the cities in which these places of worship can be found.
Includes one former place of worship that is now a museum
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Last updated: May 14, 2021
First submittedMarch 5, 2018
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2018
Nice quiz. And I really like the new little gimmick where the number of correct guesses flashes up when it rises.
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Level 82
Mar 8, 2018
The Japanese and South American one... had no idea on those...
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2018
Agreed on the South American one, and the first one on the bottom row threw me totally, but I'm a Brit, it may be easier for people from that country. The Japanese one I managed to work out, somehow.
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Level 77
May 28, 2018
I managed to get both, but I think an actual closer-up photo of the one on the bottom would be better than a distance drawing.
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Level 84
May 27, 2018
Been to 9 of these places. Attended Easter Mass at Notre Dame and the Vatican. Circumabulated the Kabaa. Went inside the Dome of the Rock and saw the rock. You should have put in a temple from India, Myanmar, Thailand or Cambodia. Lots to choose from. There are some impressive mosques in the UAE and Iraq, too. A bit Eurocentric.
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Level 84
May 27, 2018
I've been to four, but I've hit every one in cities I've actually been to. I was also a little surprised not to see anything from the Buddhist/Hindu sphere of the world. Spent much of my remaining time randomly guessing cities in India and SE Asia (though, in retrospect, all the ones I hadn't gotten by that point had either fairly obvious Christian symbols or Western architecture).
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Level 77
May 28, 2018
I was surprised about that, too. I've only been to one, but my children have been to several of these.
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Level 84
May 28, 2018
The Mormon temple?
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Level 90
May 27, 2018
Is access to Mecca and the Dome of the Rock still restricted to Muslims?
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Level 84
May 27, 2018
yes
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Level 78
May 29, 2018
How do they verify that you are a muslim?
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Level 84
Jun 2, 2018
In Saudi Arabia there are police checkpoints at regular intervals on every highway. On the roads leading to Mecca and Medina there are many of them close together. They stop every car and check your ID. IDs and visas issued by Saudi Arabia have your religion printed on them. You can also go to one of the many Islamic centers in the country and convert to Islam; they will give you a laminate stating that you have spoken the shahada.

In Jerusalem there are armed guards outside the entrance to the Temple Mount and also in front of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. They will ask you to recite the Al-Fatiha from memory (the first chapter of the Quran). But if you tell them that you are a stupid American who just recently converted and is struggling to learn Arabic, they might let you in with some documentation of your conversion.

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Level 69
Jun 20, 2021
Jewish Israelis can go up on the Temple Mount only on specially-arranged guided tours. Prayer of any kind is still absolutely forbidden though, and the police will drag you away if you try.

There are plenty of fanatics who record themselves getting arrested for praying up there, then post the videos to push their agenda.

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Level 38
May 27, 2018
I actually got Brasilia ._.
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Level 78
May 18, 2020
I still find it strange to see some of these colored white. I think of most of the European ones looking like the one in Cologne, even though it's been years since they were cleaned.
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Level 57
Jun 20, 2021
Great quiz! I do think that there should be at least one city in

Africa and in South Asia, maybe in an edition with all different cities from this one? Also if you are referring to Hagia Sophia as the "former place of worship" that is now a museum that is no longer correct since it has since gone back to being a mosque. I am not an expert on all of these locations so that caveat may apply to another one of these sites but I thought I should mention that.

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Level 63
Jun 20, 2021
Very Eurocentric or Italy-centric quiz. Why the South and Southeast Asia and Africa have been excluded from this quiz? Those regions have far more places of worship and their people are more religious. You could have included at least one place of worship of Hinduism and Sikhism each.
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Level 63
Jun 20, 2021
Some suggestions from India could include:

1. Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu

2. Golden Temple, Amritsar

3. Jama Masjid, Delhi

4. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Benares

5. St Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata

6. Jagannath Temple, Puri

7. Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai

8. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

9. ISKCON Temple, Bangalore

10. Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Velankanni

Though a lot of people might be unable to name the cities, some could have been included.

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Level 70
Jun 20, 2021
Golden Temple would have been especially nice. It seems like a beautiful place and it's very recognizable. I don't know about everyone else, but I would have had a less difficult time with it than the ones in SLC and Brasilia.
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Level 68
Jun 21, 2021
A bit disappointed at missing the one from Venice, having been there twice