The Most Beautiful Gothic Cathedrals You Must See

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Every tourist sets out on a trip with a particular aim. Some want to learn a new culture, some want to get new gastronomic experiences. However, most people are primarily interested in architecture. Buildings are the silent observers that keep many secrets. Although inanimate, they charm and fascinate at first sight. The variety of styles and forms is mind-blowing. Religious buildings are a separate category of architecture. Among them, the Gothic cathedrals always have a "wow" effect on spectators. There is something solemn, mysterious, and inconceivable about them that just makes us rivet our eyes on those splendid buildings and think about the eternal things. If you plan a romantic getaway with a UA bride and you are after aesthetic pleasure, then this list of Gothic cathedrals is just for you.

Milan Cathedral
One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world, the Duomo di Milano is a vivid and the most elaborate example of the Gothic style in Italy. It stands out from other Gothic cathedrals due to its color. This is because its façade is covered with white marble that is not a typical material for the Gothic buildings. The cathedral was built over six hundred years and it’s an impressive period. 3000 sculptures and statues decorate the interior of the cathedral. The grandeur of this cathedral will definitely impress a Ukrainian girl.
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Cologne Cathedral
The first thing you’ll see once you come to the German city of Cologne (Köln) is two grand spires that dominate the city skyline. These are the spires of the Cologne Cathedral, one of the most breathtaking churches in Europe with the largest façade in the world. Kölner Dom is not only the place for conducting church services, but also a large museum with a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. The pearl of the collection is the Shrine of the Three Kings that is believed to hold the remains of the Three Wise Men.
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St. Vitus Cathedral
One of the Europe’s most beautiful Gothic cathedrals is located in Prague. The construction of this colossal building began in 1344 and finished only in the 20th century. It was designed as the place for coronation, a treasury, and a crypt. If you come inside, you’ll get a stunning view of the numerous strained-glass windows, vaults, and the altar. St. Wenceslas Chapel is the most beautiful place in the cathedral. The lower parts of its walls are decorated with semi-precious stones and paintings depicting the Passion of Jesus. If you travel solo and wonder how to find a Ukrainian bride, walk down the streets of Prague – there are many students from Eastern European countries.
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Gloucester Cathedral
This Cathedral Church of St. Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity in Gloucester can boast the largest stained glass window in the world. It’s also famous for being the location of the Harry Potter films – do you recognize Hogwarts? The foundations of the present church were laid in the 11th century. Since then, it has been under reconstruction many times. Still, it is one of the best examples of the world Gothic architecture.
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Reims Cathedral
The kings of France were crowned here. The construction of the cathedral was completed by the end of the 13th century. The façade of the church is replete with statues. Chartres Cathedral is the only cathedral in Europe that surpasses the Reims Cathedral in the number of sculptured figures on its façade.
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Seville Cathedral
The largest Gothic church in the world and the third-largest church in the world – this is all about the Seville Cathedral. Its bell tower (Giralda) reaches the height of 343 feet. The cathedral was built on the site of the former mosque and it keeps some of its elements. Seville Cathedral has 15 doors each of which has its own decoration and provides access to different parts of the cathedral.
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