Tag: Cathedral

  • Almudena Cathedral Facts

    Almudena Cathedral Facts

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    Almudena Cathedral Facts, Almudena construction began in 1883 and not finished until 1993, is dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena and was consecrated by Pope John Paul II and styled in neo-classical style, facts about Almudena Cathedral

  • 10 Malaga Cathedral Facts

    10 Malaga Cathedral Facts

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    Fun and interesting facts about Malaga Cathedral, La Manquita was built between 1528 and 1782 and is the second highest cathedral in Andalusia, the cathedral has its own gardens and is styled in Renaissance and Baroque style, the cathedral is technically still unfinished

  • 10 Lyon Cathedral Facts

    10 Lyon Cathedral Facts

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    Lyon Cathedral Facts, The Lyon Cathedral was founded by Saint Irenaeus and Saint Pothinus and is dedicated to the Saint John the Baptist, built between 1180 and 1476 the cathedral is known as ‘Primatiale’ , Facts About Lyon Cathedral

  • Almudena Cathedral

    Almudena Cathedral

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    Almudena Cathedral is a Catholic church situated in Madrid, its the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid, the Cathedral was built on the site of a Medieval Mosque which was destroyed by Alfonso VI in 1083, who reconquered Madrid, the church was built by Pope John Paul II in 1993

  • Lyon Cathedral

    Lyon Cathedral

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    Lyon Cathedral is a 12th century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral that took over four hundred years to construct. Saint Jean Baptiste is renowned for its beautiful original tainted glass windows. Prior to the construction of Lyon’s cathedral, the churches of Ste Croix, St Etienne and a baptistery stood in the same location. Remains of those…

  • Glasgow Cathedral

    Glasgow Cathedral

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    Glasgow Cathedral was built on the location where St Kentigern and even Mungo is thought to have been buried, around the 612 AD; St Kentigern was the very first bishop within the ancient British Kingdom of Stratchclyde and The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and it…

  • Florence Cathedral

    Florence Cathedral

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    Florence Cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore and designed by  Arnolfo di Cambio and construction began in 1296 had finished in 1368, it took 72 years to build. The Cathedral is fully covered by coloured marbles except for the façade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century. A number of areas…

  • Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter Cathedral

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    Exeter Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter, it’s a Anglican Cathedral and seats the Bishop of Exeter. The Building was completed around the 1400’s and has several notable features, such as the Astronomical clock, the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England and an early set of misericords. It’s…

  • Durham Cathedral

    Durham Cathedral

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    Durham Cathedral was built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, ‘Evangelizer of Northumbria’, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour. It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest…