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Some World-Famous Cathedrals

CathedralLocationStyleDate builtHeight
ftm
CanterburyCanterbury, Englandvarious1070–1089,
1175–1184,
1379–1503
235.072.0
Chartres (Notre Dame)Chartres, FranceGothic12th–13th centuries375.0
350.0
114.0
107.0
Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the VirginDurham, EnglandNorman1093–1133n.a.n.a.
CologneCologne, GermanyGothic1248–1560,
1842–1880
515.0157.0
Hagia SophiaIstanbul, TurkeyByzantine532–537184.056.0
ImperialSpeyer, GermanyRomanesquec. 1030–1061n.a.n.a.
LincolnLincoln, Englandoriginally Norman1075–1501271.083.0
LiverpoolLiverpool, Englandn.a.1904–1978n.a.n.a.
LundLund, SwedenRomanesque11th centuryn.a.n.a.
MilanMilan, Italyvarious (esp. Gothic)1386–1813354.0108.0
Mosque/Cathedral of CórdobaCordoba, SpainIslamic784–786,
9th–10th centuries
300.090.0
Notre DameAmiens, FranceGothic1220–c. 1270,
14th century,
16th century
370.0113.0
Notre DameAntwerp, BelgiumGothic14th–16th centuries400.0122.0
Notre DameRouen, FranceGothic12th–15th centuries495.0151.0
Notre-Dame de ParisParis, FranceGothic1163–14th century,
1845–
223.068.0
OrvietoOrvieto, ItalyGothic1290–1580n.a.n.a.
Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro BasilicaYamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoiren.a.1986–1989489.0149.0
Palatine Chapel of CharlemagneAachen, GermanyCarolingian790–805101.530.9
ReimsReims, FranceFrench Gothic13th–14th centuriesn.a.n.a.
RochesterRochester, EnglandNorman, Gothic1125–1130n.a.n.a.
St. Basil the Blessed (Church of the Intercession)Moscow, Russian.a.1554–1560n.a.n.a.
St. David'sSaint David's, WalesNorman12th centuryn.a.n.a.
St.-ÉtienneCaen, FranceNorman Romanesque1060s295.090.0
St. Isaac'sSt. Petersburg, RussiaRussian Empire1818–1858n.a.n.a.
St. John the DivineNew York, N.Y.Byzantine-Romanesque,
French-Gothic
1892–n.a.n.a.
St. Julien du MansLe Mans, FranceGothic, Romanesque11th–15th centuries210.064.0
St. Patrick'sNew York, N.Y.Gothic1858–1879n.a.n.a.
St. Paul'sLondon, EnglandClassical English Baroque1675–1710365.0111.3
St. Peter (York Minster)York, EnglandNorman, Gothic13th–15th centuriesn.a.n.a.
St. Peter's BasilicaRome, Italyn.a.1506–1626404.0123.0
St. PierreBeauvais, FranceGothic1227 (never completed)157.048.0
St. Stephen'sVienna, AustriaRomanesque, Gothic1147, 1304–1450, 1952n.a.n.a.
SalisburySalisbury, EnglandEarly English1220–1260404.0123.0
San Marco BasilicaVenice, ItalyByzantinecompleted 1071324.099.0
Santa MariaSeville, SpainGothic, Moorish,
Plateresque,
Baroque
1402–1506n.a.n.a.
Santa Maria del FioreFlorence, ItalyGothic1296–1436138.042.0
SantiagoSantiago, SpainRomanesque,
Plateresque,
Baroque
1078–1211n.a.n.a.
SienaSiena, ItalyItalian Gothic12th–14th centuriesn.a.n.a.
StrasbourgStrasbourg, FranceRhenish1015–1439475.0144.0
ToledoToledo, SpainGothic13th centuryn.a.n.a.
UlmUlm, GermanyGothic14th century528.0161.0
Washington NationalWashington, D.C.English Gothic1907–1990n.a.n.a.
Westminster AbbeyWestminster, EnglandGothic, Perpendicular1050–1065,
1245–16th century
n.a.n.a.
WinchesterWinchester, EnglandNorman, Gothic1093, 14th centuryn.a.n.a.
WormsWorms, GermanyRomanesque1018–12th century,
13th–14th centuries
n.a.n.a.
NOTES: n.a. = not available. For more cathedrals, see Famous Structures.

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