PLACES WITH GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE
Added on: 30th Jun 2015
ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL. NICOSIA. 1209
Also known as the Selimiye Mosque, St. Sophia Cathedral is considered
as one of the best examples of Gothic art in Cyprus. The oldest Gothic
mosque in the country, it was built by French masons who accompanied
the crusades. Its most remarkable features are its monumental main
door and the carved stone window above it.
LALA MUSTAFA PASHA MOSQUE. FAMAGUSTA,
NORTHERN CYPRUS. 1298
A 13th century cathedral Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque is a classic
example of the French Gothic architectural style not just in Cyprus
but in the Mediterranean works. The largest medieval building in Famagusta,
this mosque took almost a century to complete. Its Gothic architecture
resembles the great cathedral of Rheims in Paris, France.
SAINT VITUS CATHEDRAL. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. 1344
Known as the largest and most important cathedral in Prague,
Czech Republic, Saint Vitus Cathedral serves as a place of interment
of the remains of prominent people in Czech, including archbishops,
saints, and noblemen. Its neo-Gothic part is best revealed in its
main nave and narrow side aisles.
LINCOLN CATHEDRAL. LINCOLN, ENGLAND. 1088
The Mother Church of the Diocese, Lincoln Cathedral is the parish
church of England and serves as a place of national heritage and
centre of international pilgrimage. It is widely considered as the most precious
piece of architecture in the British Isles and is most remarkable for
its nave and rise windows.
KARJA CHURCH. SAAREMAA ISLAND. 13TH CENTURY
Built in the beginning of the 14th century, Karja Church is a one-naved
church that does not have a bell tower. On top of its altar are Pagan-ish
magic ceiling signs that were painted during its construction.
Most of the features of Karja Church show elements of high Gothic
architecture combined with Romanized lines. It is also considered as one
of the richest forms of sculpture throughout Europe.
WELLS CATHEDRAL. WELLS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND. 1176
Wells Cathedral was the first major English cathedral built in England.
Its façade appears like a glorious decorative screen as it laterally
stretches out. The original cathedral also had richly painted niches and
buttresses and glided stone figures, as well as towers placed beyond its sides.
MAGNUS CATHEDRAL. STREYMOY, FAROE ISLANDS. 1300
St. Magnus Cathedral is a north-west European Romanesque building
that also features some touches of Gothic architecture. It is known as the
best preserved medieval cathedral in the whole of Scotland,
characterized by its massive Normal pillars that resemble those
of the Durham Cathedral.
FRANKFURT CATHEDRAL. FRANKFURT AM MAIN,
GERMANY. 14TH CENTURY
Built between the 14th and 15th centuries, Frankfurt Cathedral in Germany
was constructed upon the foundation of an even earlier church.
This Roman Catholic Gothic church is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew and
holds a truly impressive Gothic architectural style because of its pink glow
and walls of sandstone.