Added on: 18th Feb 2015
HEILIGENKREUZ ABBEY. HEILIGENKREUZ,
LOWER AUSTRIA. 1133
Embodied in its Romanesque and Gothic components, the Heiligenkreuz
Abbey is a classic example of the continuity of the European
monastic tradition. The typical features of this monastery complex—
including its cloister and living quarters, interiors and furniture–
reflect the Gothic architectural history of Austria during the
MARIA AM GESTADE. VIENNA, AUSTRIA. 1394
Maria Am Gestade was originally a wooden structure constructed
by the boatsmen of Austria. In 1394, this wooden building was
restructured into a perfectly shaped Gothic beauty, remarkable for
its steep ground, narrowness, and pretty stained glass at the back of its
Gothic altar. This building was used by Napoleon as a storehouse for his
weapons and stall for his horses in 1850.
ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. VIENNA, AUSTRIA. 1137
Considered as the most eminent Gothic edifice in the whole of Vienna,
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is where most of Vienna’s art treasures lie. Its
Gothic style is apparent in its pulpit, red marble sepulcher, and its
Gothic-winged altar that was completed in 1447.
CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL. SYNKAVICHY, BELARUS.
Built during the 16th century, the Church of St. Michael in Synavichy,
Belarus is one of the first fortified churches in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
This three-nave, four-pillar structure was built during the time of Queen Bona
and largely features characteristics of Gothic architecture.
BELFRY OF GHENT. GHENT, BELGIUM. 1313
Known as the tallest belfry in existence today, the Belfry of Ghent is one
of the three medieval towers overlooking the old city of Ghent, Belgium.
It was designed by master mason Jan van Haelst and was completed in
1380, almost seven decades since its construction. This edifice is
remarkable for the primary bell in its tower.
Church of Our Lady of Bruges. Bruges, Belgium. 13th century
Known as the “high spot” of medieval art in Bruges, the 122-meter
brick steeple of Our Lady of Burges dominates the skyline of the city.
It houses a wealth of art collections in Belgium, including the “Madonna
and Child” by Michelangelo and the ceremonial tombs of
Mary of Burgundy and Charles the Bold.
LEUVEN TOWN HALL. LEUVEN, BELGIUM. 1448
One of the most popular Gothic town halls around the world,
the Leuven Town Hall in Belgium is known for its harmonious dimensions
and for the rich decoration of its walls. The architect behind the Gothic look
of this building was Mathijs de Layens.
ST. NICHOLAS’ CHURCH. GHENT, BELGIUM. 13TH CENTURY
One of the most beautiful and oldest churches in Ghent, St. Nicholas’
Church is also known as the Sint-Niklasskerk in Flemish. This ecclesiastical
edifice is located near the Belfry Tower in the historical centre of Ghent
and was built on the basis of Scheldt Gothic architecture.
ZAGREB CATHEDRAL. KAPTOL, CROATIA.1093
Remarkable for its ground plan and slender cross-ribbed arches
within three polygonal apses with narrow windows, Zagreb Cathedral
is considered as the most impressive and monumental Gothic-style
sacral building in the southeast of the Alps. Its features reflect the
introduction of Gothic style to Croatia as well as the
internationalization of art.