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One of the top attractions in any city that you visit is most often an old cathedral. If you’re visiting Europe, or you have already visit a city from the old continent, you can easily tell that a lot of effort was put into the cathedral. Not only they were and some of them still are important religious places, but the way they were built is also fascinating.
Most of the cathedrals you will see on this list are built in Gothic style, meaning that they are all very, very old! The fact that they stood out the test of time, with surviving so many wars, bad weather, rulers with different visions, and yet here they are, looking amazing and standing proud tells us as tourists that this is something worth visiting. So, check these ten photos of cathedrals across Europe and put them on your bucket list for your next trip.
1. St. Basil’s Cathedral (via 500px.com)
Built during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the cathedral was completed in 1561 in Moscow and it is definitely a type of building that you won’t find somewhere else in Russia or abroad. It is shaped as a bonfire rising into the sky and it was actually built in honor of the few victories that Ivan the Terrible had in his military conquests. However, it’s not just the way this cathedral is built – the colors make it even more unique, but the cathedral was painted almost two centuries after it was built. Before that, it is said that the cathedral was painted in white and gold. The cathedral has nine, separate small chapels of which four designate their positions between heaven and Earth. The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat, as it is officially known, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.