What are the three holy cities?
In order to grasp the significance of these holy cities to the Muslim imagination their religious symbolism needs to be emphasized alongside their histories. Foremost among the three centers is Mecca, followed by Medina, and finally Jerusalem.
What are the significant places and buildings in Christianity?
Jerusalem – where Jesus preached, was crucified and rose from the dead. Bethlehem – where Jesus was born. Lourdes – a place where St Bernadette had visions of Jesus’ mother, Mary. Rome – home of the Roman Catholic church.