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cathedrals

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

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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...

01 October 2009

1110 – Cathedral, Porto

The current Cathedral of Porto underwent construction around 1110 under the patronage of Bishop Hugo and was completed in the 13th century. The cathedral is flanked by two square towers, each supported with...

01 October 2009

1260s – Cathedral, Faro, Portugal

The main chapel boasts a fine altar, throne and two Italian canvasses. The two side chapels are among the best examples of baroque carving in the Algarve. The walls and altar of the...

01 October 2009

1846 – St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario

Architect: William Thomas The seat of the Diocese of Huron of the Anglican Church of Canada, it was designed in the Gothic revival style by William Thomas and built between 1844 and 1846,...