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Architectural Wonders of Cathedrals and Churches in Europe

Cathedrals In Order of Appearance

1. Notre Dame de Paris ( Our Lady of Paris)
The Cathedral is widely considered to be one of finest examples of French Gothic
architecture. Groundbreaking in 1163.
2.Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore.
A Roman Catholic church . Build on the site of a earlier Cathedral. The Building in Gothic style started in 1296 wit design of Arolfio di Campio. Structurally completed in 1436.
3. St Paul´s Cathedral London
An Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. Build in English Baroque style in 1675-1711 designed by Sir Christopher Wren .
4. Duomo di Milano, Milan Cathedral
is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity (Santa Maria Nascente. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the largest church in Italy (the larger St. Peter's Basilica is in the State of Vatican City) and the fifth largest in the world. Groundbreaking 1386. Architect: Simone da Orsenigo
5.Notre Dame D´Amiens
The 13th century Gothic cathedral may be the result of fires desstroying the chapter archives in 1218 and again in 1258—. Bishop Evrard de Fouilly initiated work on the cathedral in 1220. The completion date for the cathedral of 1266. Architects Thomas and Regnault de Cormont.
6. Westminster Abbey .
The Collegiate Church of St Peter. It is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London. Build in 960. Since 1066, the coronations of English and British monarchs have been held there. Between 1042 and 1052 King Edward the Confessor began rebuilding St Peter's Abbey to provide himself with a royal burial church. It was the first church in England built in the Romanesque style.
7. St Marc´s Basilica Venice.
The Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and commonly known as Saint Mark's Basilica) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. One of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture and Gothic. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807. Groundbreaking 978 and consecrated in 1117.
8. St. Peter´s Basilica Rome
(Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), is an Italian Renaissance church in the State of Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.
Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Carlo Fontana and surely moor .St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and one of the largest churches in the world.
Groundbreaking 18th of April 1506 and completed 18th of November 1626.
9.The Stephen's cathedral Vienna. Architectural style Romanesque Gothic. Groundbreaking 1137 Completed 1160. Much damaged during the World War II. Rebuilding began immediately, with a limited reopening 12 December 1948 and a full reopening 23 April 1952.
10. The Cathedral of Seville, Official name: Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla is the largest Gothic Cathedral and the third largest church in the world. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Groundbreaking 1401.Completed in 1528.
11. St. Vitus Prag. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus.
A Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral. The present-day Gothic Cathedral was founded 21 November 1344. Architecture: Peter Parler, Matthias of Arras.
12. The Cathedral of Syracuse. Architectural: Sicilian Baroque style. An ancient Catholic church and is included in a UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 2005.
The origins of a temple on this site date to prehistory. The great Greek Temple of Athena was built in the 5th century BC or according to Archaeological site excavations on even older foundations.. The present cathedral was constructed by Saint Bishop Zosimo of Syracuse in the 7th century. The battered Doric columns of the original temple were incorporated in the walls of the current church. The roof of the nave is of Norma

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