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8. Wells Cathedral (via englishcathedrals.co.uk)

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Wells Cathedral, or as it’s officially known, the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrews and is dedicated to Saint Andrew the Apostle. The construction started in 1175 and was dedicated in 1239. Most of the cathedral’s structure represents Early English architecture, although it is the first English building to ever be built in Gothic style as well. The east end of the cathedral still has stained, original glass, which is quite rare! There are more than 300 sculpted figures and with the surrounding of the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace, this cathedral is really one of the most beautiful, not only in the Somerset countryside, but whole Wells as well.
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9. Saint Mark’s Basilica (via dailyventure.com)

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The real reason why this cathedral was built, was exactly to keep the body of St. Mark the Evangelist, but his remaining were stolen in 828. What makes the Saint Mark’s Basillica so special is that it’s rich in mosaics, that it can cover 1.5 American football fields, or more than 8,000 square meters to be exact. The cathedral, which is located in Venice, is rich with so many treasures that the city got from the Crusades – mosaics, sculptures, religious objects. There are more than 500 columns and capitals as well! The church is officially known as Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco and is one of the most popular attractions not only in Venice, but in whole Italy as well.
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10. York Minster (via simple.wikipedia.org)

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The York Minster cathedral was voted as one of the UK’s Seven Wonders in 2002, with more than two million visitors each yearly. The lantern tower of the cathedral weights 16,000 metric tons which is the exact weight of 40 jumbo jets – how impressive is that for a building? Located in York, the cathedral which is officially known as Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter, is one of the largest medieval Gothic cathedrals. It took 250 years for this cathedral to be built and if you visit it, you will be able to see the beauty of the largest expanse of medieval glass in the world!
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This is a wonderful thread, thank you, Perfume, for the hard work in transferring these photos into our forum.

Even if someone is not a believer, one has to admit these buildings are absolutely stunning and built for eternity. In the past, churches used to be most towns' tallest buildings.

The same is true of mosques, of course. They are so ornate and beautiful to look at! Incidentally, churches and mosques used to be built by professional artesans, for example masons, whose skills were a big asset though many of these skills nowadays are no longer present.

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One of my favourite architectural gems is the Sagrada Familias, which means "The Holy Family" church.

It's not a cathedral but it is nevertheless a huge building thanks to its spires. It isn't even completed, having been started in 1882...

It is worth a peek if you visit Barcelona, which at present is not exactly an ideal proposition (Catalonia independence struggle...).

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