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11 November 2009

1861 – St John’s Cathedral, Limerick

Architect: Philip Charles Hardwick / M.A. Hennessy The English architect of St. John’s Cathedral, Philip Charles Hardwick was at work at Adare Manor when he was commissioned to design this Roman Catholic cathedral....

11 November 2009

1194 – St Mary’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Limerick

Construction on St. Mary’s Cathedral started in the 12th century, and was completed around 1194. The full title of this Cathedral is the “Cathedral and Parochial Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. It...

10 November 2009

1840 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin In 1840 a local fundraising committee commissioned Augustus Welby Pugin to design a new cathedral, despite having only raised 800 pounds. His design drew some inspiration from the...

10 October 2009

1362 – Ciutadella Cathedral, Ciudadela, Menorca, Spain

On Plaça Pío XII, and built by orders of King Alfonso III of Aragón, conqueror of the Island (1287), on an ancient Moorish mosque, the Cathedral is in the Catalan Gothic style of...

09 October 2009

1601 – Palma Cathedral, Mallorca, Spain

The Seo was build on the site of an existing Arab mosque. The legend has it that one night in 1229, as Jaime I was on his way to recapture Majorca, his fleet...

07 October 2009

1493 – Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Spain


07 October 2009

1506 – Seville Cathedral & Giralda, Spain

The Cathedral of Seville is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and contains the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville’s wealth, as it had become...

06 October 2009

1715 – Cathedral, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Architect: Diego de Siloé Diego de Siloé began its construction but the main part of the building was erected according to his plans between 1597 and 1715, the year which saw the completion...

02 October 2009

1147 – Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa Cathedral, Lisbon

Lisbon’s cathedral, called the Sé Patriarchal, is one of the largest constructions of Romanesque origin in Portugal. The Portuguese word Sé, meaning cathedral, comes from the word sede meaning bishop’s seat. The origins...