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Art Deco Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Art Deco sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Basilica Koekelberg
    Brussels, Belgium
    Officially named the Basilique Sacré-Coeur, this huge Art Deco basilica is the fifth-largest church in the world. It was begun in 1905 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence.
  • Chaar Hachamaim Synagogue
    Cairo, Egypt
    The concrete Art Deco exterior of this early 20th-century synagogue hides an interior of exquisite stained-glass windows and light fixtures rumored to be from Tiffany's.
  • Great Synagogue
    Rome, Italy
    This large Orthodox synagogue dates from 1904 and includes an excellent Jewish museum.