The Cathedrals Of Europe
Milan Cathedral, Italy
Staggeringly huge, solemn and yet so graceful Cathedral of white marble is one of the most famous in Europe. It is the largest Gothic Cathedral and the fourth largest Catholic Cathedral in the world.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo Florence), Italy
The red dome of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the largest churches in Italy, became the symbol of Florence and the world’s largest brick dome. A Grand Gothic complex entered in the UNESCO list.
The Cathedral Of St. Giles, Scotland
In the heart of old Edinburgh rises the Cathedral of St Giles – the “main Church” of Scotland. One of the most important architectural monuments of several centuries was an important centre of religious life of the country.
Seville Cathedral (Maria de La sede), Spain
Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Europe. It is also the largest altar in the world and houses the remains of Christopher Columbus. The peculiarity of the Cathedral is a gilded sculpture depicting 45 scenes from the life of Christ.
St. Sophia Cathedral, Belarus
St. Sophia Cathedral is one of the earliest stone temples. Built by the Polotsk Prince Vseslav the Sorcerer, he for many centuries determined the Polotsk as the administrative,spiritual and cultural center. Today St. Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk recognized as one of the seven wonders of Belarus.
The Cathedral Of St. James, Spain
From its very beginning the pilgrims for many months walked to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela – the last point of the way of St. James. To this day this temple is the main pilgrimage centre of Catholicism.
The Imperial Cathedral (Aachen), Germany
In the Cathedral of the bishopric Aachen centuries were crowned emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Here are four of the greatest Christian relics. Aachen Cathedral was one of the first UNESCO world heritage site.
The St. Vitus Cathedral, Czech Republic
St. Vitus Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe and the largest in the Czech Republic. His full name – the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert. It is located on the territory of Prague Castle and is the residence of the Archbishop of Prague.
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg, France
As a pinky-red angel hovering over the city is a tall spire 142 meters high of the Cathedral, visible far outside the city, on the other side of the Rhine. Strasbourg Cathedral is the sixth tallest Church in the world.
Uspenski Cathedral, Finland
On the hill of the Peninsula stands the ideal business is the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe – the Cathedral in honor of the Dormition, built by the Russian Emperor Alexander II.
St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), Italy
The main Cathedral of Venice, was built to hold the relics of St. Mark, is considered one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world. Actually, the Cathedral was embellished over many centuries and, more likely, is the most fantastic mix of all styles and eras.
Basilica Of Our Lady Of Pilar, Spain
The pearl of Baroque art and one of the two largest churches of Spain founded on the site where the virgin Mary appeared to the Apostle James, and handed the statuette. Today the Basilica of Pilar was an important center of pilgrimage.
Christ Church Cathedral, Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral – the main Cathedral and one of the best historical buildings of the city of Dublin. In the crypt of the Cathedral houses the ancient treasures of the Church: a collection of manuscripts, exhibition of tabernacles, candlesticks, and other artifacts.
The most striking example of medieval architecture in Central London is the main attraction of the capital. Westminster Abbey, the traditional place of coronation and burial of English monarchs have been called a real-life Museum of the history of the country. Included in the UNESCO list.
The hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris), France
In France all roads lead to the temple in the heart of Paris. Notre Dame became the center of all the important events of the country. But an eerie Chimera, watching from the roof over the endless stream of parishioners, gathered a lot of legends about the secret meaning of the symbols of the most famous Cathedral in the world.