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cathedrals

04 September 2009

Cattedrale San Martino, Lucca, Italy

Architect: Guido Bigarelli Construction of the Romanesque Cathedral of St Martin in Lucca, Italy, was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm, later Pope Alexander II. Of this structure, the great apse with its...

04 September 2009

1436 – Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

Architect: Arnolfo di Cambio, Filippo Brunelleschi The new church was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296 (although the design was altered several times and later reduced in size). Arnolfo di Cambio was...

04 September 2009

1386 – Duomo, Milan, Italy

Built from the late 14th well into the 19th century, the Duomo di Milano is one of the world’s largest churches, being second in size within Italy only to Saint Peter’s Basilica in...

04 September 2009

1059 – Duomo di Parma, Italy

The construction of the Duomo was begun in 1059 by Bishop Cadalo and was consecrated by Paschal II in 1116. The new church was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1117 and had...

02 September 2009

1879 – St Mary’s Episcopalian Cathedral, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott After an architectural competition, this design of Sir George Gilbert Scott was chosen from six others. One of three designs by Sir George Gilbert Scott, for a church...

02 September 2009

1833 – St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

St Giles’ Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh, with its distinctive open crown steeple supported by eight flying buttresses mainly dates from the fifteenth century. Between 1829 and 1833 the building was “modernised”...

31 August 2009

1880 – St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Architect: William Butterfield The Architectural style of the Cathedral is best described as Gothic transitional, being partly Early English and partly Decorated. It was designed by the distinguished English architect William Butterfield, who...

26 August 2009

1884 – St. John the Baptist, Norwich, Norfolk

Architect: George Gilbert Scott (Jnr) In 1976 St John the Baptist Church, Norwich became the Roman Catholic cathedral.

24 August 2009

1880 – Proposed New Catholic Cathedral, Hong Kong, China

Architect: J. Chawley