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Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg

Local name: Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strasbourg is a building that combines late Roman and Gothic features. Above the city's buildings is a towering polygonal tower. The three-nave basilica with transept conceals many valuable examples of gothic monumental sculpture.

The church was built between the 12th and 15th centuries. Hence the heterogeneity of its body. In the eastern part it is a typical Romanesque basilica with a semi-circular closed presbytery, built of clear blocks. However, the west façade already has distinctive Gothic features. Above the entrance there is a rosette decorated with stained glass. Only one of the originally planned two towers was created, so the facade is not symmetrical.

The interior of the cathedral is covered with a rib vault supported by multiple pillars. A Romanesque crypt has been preserved under the presbytery, where services are also held. Several Romanesque portals with tympanums decorated with figural sculptures have also been preserved.

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Place de la Cathédrale 6700067000 Strasbourg , France