Charmed by the spiritual beauty of the European Cathedrals? Well, here we give you a glimpse of what it feels like standing inside some of these beautiful erections. Check out the 360-degree panoramic pictures taken from inside European renowned landmarks:
1. Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona’s bewitching Landmark is the artwork of celebrated Spanish Architect Antonio Gaudi. He was appointed as an architect for the cathedral after disagreements with Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano, the originally assigned architect for the project. Gaudi kept the Latin cross plan and the overall Gothic features of the original design, but he introduced new structure systems that have transformed the cathedral into something completely unique.
2. Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is one of the city’s most featured landmarks. It is, also, considered a tremendous example of French Gothic architecture. Its construction started in 1163 and continued for two centuries, ending officially in 1345. During the radical phase of the French revolution in the 1790s, the cathedral was subjected to serious damage, however, it was restored in the 1840s by architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, a specialist in the restoration of medieval buildings. In 1991, the Cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of culturally important sites.
3. Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England
Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England, and the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It is described as “England in stone,” given its long history that extends to 1400 years ago. Its architecture has been modified through time under the varying circumstances. It was rebuilt completely by the Normans in 1070 following a major fire, then its famous stained glass was installed in the late 1100s and early 1200s. In the early 1800s, its Northwest tower was replaced by a replica of the Southwest tower, giving the cathedral its symmetrical form. The cathedral’s library was destroyed during World War II, but it was built again in 1954, and the cathedral is currently part of a World heritage Site.