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Temple Church (The Da Vinci Code)

Listed under Literary Locations in London, United Kingdom.

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The fact that this book probably inspired a new wave of literary tourists doesn’t endear it to me, but the beautiful Temple Church in London’s Temple Bar Complex has become a major attraction overnight, which it definitely deserves to be. Known for it’s unusual round nave and delicate vaulted ceilings built in the 12th Century by the Knights Templar whose cross decoration can be seen all over the church and are supposed to represent things to believers in Dan Brown’s suggested theories. On the floor of the church are the detailed ancient stone effigies of ten Knights, which are mistaken in the book for tombs. It’s difficult to describe the stillness of this place, I attributed it to the nave, different from the usual cross plans churches are built on. Beautiful even if you don’t like the book (feel free to criticise me Dan Brown fans!).

Written by  Sophie Edgerton.

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