Amazing examples of Gothic architecture

Modern people hit the building, designed in the Gothic style. The term itself emerged in modern times as a contemptuous designation of the elements introduced in the European art barbarians-the Goths. He emphasized the radical difference of medieval architecture the style of Ancient Rome. Today we will see fine examples of Gothic architecture.

The Frankfurt Cathedral

Earlier in this Cathedral, built in the XIV century, was held the coronation of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. In the XIX century it became a symbol of the unity of the German nation.

Santa Maria Novella

The Church of Santa Maria Novella is located in Florence, near the Central station of the city. It was built in the early fourteenth century the Current facade was the result of alterations undertaken by Leon Battista Alberti, 1456-1470 in this Church houses many works of art of the XIV-XVI centuries.

Orvieto Cathedral

This Cathedral is located in Orvieto, in Umbria (Central Italy). The building was constructed on the orders of Pope urban IV to commemorate a miracle that occurred in this spot in 1263.

Kaunas castle

This impressive castle is located in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas. Its construction dates back to the mid XIII century. The castle was the stronghold in the defense against the Teutonic order. At present there is still about a third of the building.

Stavanger Cathedral

Stroitelstvaga of the Cathedral was begun in 1125, after Sigurd the Crusader moved to Stavanger the Bishop’s residence. The interior of the Church decorated with intricate stone carvings and modern stained glass.

Morski Cathedral

This Cathedral is one of the oldest and most important monuments in the heart of Evora. Even the Church was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988.

The black Church

The black Church is Brasov, located in the South-East of Transilvania (Romania). This building recalls the terrible legends of the past. It is the largest Gothic building in the country.

The monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona

This monastery is located in Catalonia (Spain). The building was created in the early 12th century. Since then, Santa Maria de Vallbona is one of the most important monasteries in Catalonia. The architecture is an example of Romanesque and Gothic styles. The monastery was declared a national monument in 1931.

Church Of Our Lady

Church of our lady in Bruges was built in the XII—XIII centuries. The building houses the Michelangelo sculpture “Madonna and child”. Here are buried the Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold and his daughter Maria.

The Cathedral Of St. Nicholas

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