Ten Great Gothic Cathederals

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Friday, Nov 16 2012 by

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Originating in 12th century France and lasting into the 16th century, Gothic architecture was known during the period as “French work” (Opus Francigenum), with the term Gothic first appearing during the latter part of the Renaissance. Its characteristic features include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress. Gothic architecture is most familiar as the architecture of many of the great cathedrals, abbeys and churches of Europe. It is also the architecture of many castles, palaces, town halls, guild halls, universities and to a less prominent extent, private dwellings.

Chartres Cathedral (StreetView)
Chartres Cathedral

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (StreetView)
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
Cologne Cathedral (Birds Eye)
Cologne Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris (StreetView)
Notre Dame de Paris

York Minster (StreetView)
York Minster

Sevilla cathedral (Birds Eye)
Sevilla cathedral
Duomo - Milan (StreetView)
Duomo - Milan

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims (Google Maps)
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Burgos Cathedral (Birds Eye)
Burgos Cathedral

St. Stephan's Cathedral (Birds Eye)
St. Stephan's Cathedral