The Most Poetic Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England

The Most Poetic Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England

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Dating back to the 12th century, Wells Cathedral stands as a fine example of Gothic architecture. Wells is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style and has an international reputation. The current building is a significant landmark in Somerset and the South West. The cathedral boasts a magnificent west front covered in medieval sculptures of saints and kings. The pretty Early Gothic interior is dominated by the love-em-or-hate-em “scissor arches,” seen nowhere else. Wells Cathedral is open daily and they invite all of their visitors to join any of their services and events.

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Salisbury Cathedral – United Kingdoms Most Iconic Medieval Buildings

Salisbury Cathedral – United Kingdoms Most Iconic Medieval Buildings

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The history of Salisbury Cathedral goes back well before the first foundation stone was laid in 1220. To understand the history of the cathedral you have to travel north from the city centre a distance of several miles, to Old Sarum. Salisbury Cathedral was built after the clergy abandoned the Cathedral at Old Salisbury (Old Sarum) on the hill above modern day Salisbury. Moving down into the valley by the River Avon. The cathedral is stunning and very accessible to all ages. The Chapter house with the Magna Carta is very interesting. The font in the centre of the cathedral is incredible. Salisbury Cathedral is the perfect way to spend your day – just 8 miles from Stonehenge and only 5 minutes from Old Sarum, the original site of the cathedral. Every year over 600,000 visitors come from all over the world to the Cathedral and Close, the largest and best preserved Cathedral Close in Britain.

Admission:
Adult – £12.50
Child (7-17yrs) – £8
Family – £30

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians’ struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. Construction on the cathedral was begun in 1075 in the reign of Alfonso VI, and sponsored by Bishop Diego Peláez. The work took place under the direction of Master Esteban on the remains of old churches built in devotion to the saint. It was built with three naves and a floor plan in a Latin cross, and had an area of about 8300 m². Its countless extensions have added numerous architectural styles to the building (Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Plateresque and neoclassical). The La Gloria portico is the main entrance, and was created by Master Mateo in 1188. It features 200 figures referring to the Apocalypse, and the figure of Saint James the apostle appearing to welcome the pilgrims, supported on a column rising from the mullion. The Obradoiro façade of the cathedral is the work of Fernando e Casas y Novoa, and is considered to be one of the supreme expressions of the Spanish Baroque. The main altar is also in the Baroque style, and the crypt of Saint James the apostle lies directly beneath.

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Spanish Burgos Cathedral

Spanish Burgos Cathedral

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The Burgos Gothic Cathedral is located in the historical centre of the Spanish city of the same name, in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León, in the northern Iberian Peninsula. Burgos Cathedral was added to the World Heritage List in 1984 and Frommer’s Spain calls it one of Spain’s best cathedrals. The construction of a cathedral at Burgos was ordered by King Ferdinand III of Castile and Mauricio, the English-born Bishop of Burgos. Construction started on the site of the former Romanesque cathedral on July 20, 1221. The high altar was consecrated in 1260, then there was a lengthy hiatus of almost 200 years before construction started up again. The cathedral was finally completed in 1567.

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Magnificent Cathedral and Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

Magnificent Cathedral and Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

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The Cathedral of Seville is a world wonder. It is the largest cathedral in Spain and the third largest in the entire world. The Plaza de España is a harmonious complex in a typical regional revival style, which was very popular at the time. It is Seville’s most impressive after the cathedral, The semicircular plaza has a diametre of 200 metres and is flanked by two spectacular towers and a bordering lake that are especially worth seeing.

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The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln

The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln

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The Cathedral is one of the most prominent buildings in Lincoln’s cityscape, majestically seated atop the hill of Lincoln it can be seen from great distances of up to 25 miles. Lincoln Cathedral is a cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. The Cathedral dates from 1072 when William the Conqueror instructed that the bishopric of this, then the largest diocese in England, be moved from Dorchester, near Oxford, to Lincoln. The first Norman Bishop of Lincoln, Remigius, had previously been a Benedictine monk and a loyal supporter of William at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This cathedral had three spires, the tallest of which was the tallest in the world overtaking the record held by the Great Pyramid of Giza. At 160m tall its height was not bested until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The spire collapsed in 1549 in a hurricane. Views of Lincoln Cathedral today are possible from 25 miles away. When it had a spire it was visible from Nottinghams tallest church on a clear day, almost 40 miles distant. Every Christmas Lincoln Cathedral is the center of the world’s second largest Christmas Market. Over quarter of a million people attend making it twice as large as the Glastonbury Festival.

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San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas

San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas

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The San Fernando Cathedral is located in downtown San Antonio, near the river walk. This cathedral was established in 1731 by the Canary/Spanish Islanders, who sought to build their own place of worship. It is also known as the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria y Guadalupe, the oldest cathedral in the United States. Still functions as a Catholic cathedral holding mass, sacraments, confession, baptisms, weddings and more. It holds a memorial and tomb of heroes of the Alamo. It is open to the public for viewing.

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Orange County Megachurch – Chrystal Cathedral

Orange County Megachurch – Chrystal Cathedral

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The Community Christian church building in Garden Grove is better known as The Crystal Cathedral. The building, designed by architect Philip Johnson, was completed in 1981 and seats 2,736 people. It is the largest glass building in the world. Unique building composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star. Crystal Cathedral was created as a preaching and speaking church platform for Rev. Robert H. Schuller. Cathedral is the home base for the international Crystal Cathedral Ministries, including a congregation of over 10,000 members and the internationally televised Hour of Power.

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St. Isaac Cathedral – The Most Impressive Construction of 19th Century in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Isaac Cathedral – The Most Impressive Construction of 19th Century in St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Isaac’s is the world’s third largest domed cathedral and the first monument you see of the city if you arrive by ship. Isaakievsky Sobor is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great. It’s main dome rises 101,5 meters and is plated with pure gold. The exterior is faced with gray and red stone, and features a total 112 red granite columns with Corinthian capitals. Its interior is as awesome and decoration includes sculpture, painting polished stone, gifting, mosaic, stained-glass windows.

Location: 1, Isaakievskaia Ploschad.
Open: Thursday to Tuesday, 11am to 7pm, last admission is at 6pm
Cost: 250 Roubles for cathedral, 80 Roubles for colonnade
N.B.! No photography or video-filming is allowed in the Cathedral or at the Colonnade.

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Magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame de Bayeux

Magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame de Bayeux

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Notre-Dame de Bayeux is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, situated in the town of Bayeux in Normandy. It is 23km west of Caen. It is the residence of the Bishop of Bayeux. It was designated as a national monument of France in 1862. The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the treasures of the medieval cathedral, is a strip of linen, 64.38 metres in length, embroidered with wool thread dyed in eight colours: Dark blue, Blue-green, Grey-blue, Light green, Dark green, Tan, Buff, Yellow.

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