20 European cathedrals you have to see. Part 2

09 April 2019
Many come here just to admire the panoramic view over the city it provides. But its interior is not less impressive…

It’s not about religions – it’s the beauty of architecture and design that makes us mention 11 more European cathedrals you may like exploring.

 

Milan Cathedral, Italy

This church is the biggest and the most sophisticated Italian Gothic construction of the country that demanded almost 500 years to accomplish.

 

Heddal Stave Church, Norway

It’s the largest stave church of Norway designed basing on Vikings’ ship construction methods and built using ore-pine. It has twelve pillars, and a combination of heathen and Christian patterns.

 

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

An island commune of French Normandy region is a fortress and an abbey that has been a popular destination for pilgrims attracting about 2,5 million people yearly.

 

Notre-Dame de la Garde, France

This Catholic basilica of byzantine revival style stands on Marseille’s tallest hill and is the most visited local sight. Many come here just to admire the panoramic view over the city it provides. But its interior is not less impressive, with ship miniatures hanging loose from the ceil.

 

Sainte-Chapelle, France

One more Catholic construction located in France, this regal chapel is over 7,5 centuries old and occupies the territory of almost 2 square kilometers. Boasting over a thousand bible scenes Sainte-Chapelle is considered one of the most beautiful small-sized gothic churches.

 

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Spain

In the yearly medieval period this cathedral became the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route ending point housing the tomb of the apostle James.

 

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Austria

Stephansdom is Vienna’s symbol thanks to its colorful tiled roof and the highest tower 137 meters tall. The church hosted many weddings and funerals and some notable people were buried in its crypt.

 

Church of Saint Sava, Serbia

This Serbian Orthodox church can be seen from anywhere in Belgrade because of its impressive size. Its central dome with an awe-inspiring weight of 4 thousand tons took 40 days to set.

 

St. Vitus Cathedral, Czech Republic

Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral’s building process lasted for six centuries ending only in the 20th century. The construction’s interior boasts a few unique gothic elements.

 

St. John's Co-Cathedral, Malta

This Valletta’s church was built in the 16th century in an attempt to compete with Rome’s glorious cathedrals. Visitors can find nine rich chapels here and Caravaggio’s largest painting.

 

Ciuflea Monastery, Moldova

This convent was built in the middle of 18th century in Russian-Byzantine style and with time collected a lot of hallows and sacred images that are believed to be miracle-working.

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