What to know about the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most recognized historic monuments in France. It is located on Ile de la Cite, its construction began in 1163 and lasted until 1250. The Notre Dame Cathedral is considered the darkest gothic style cathedral. The building is 130 m long, 35 m in height, 45 m wide, has a capacity of 10 000 persons and a high 3 rows of columns decorated with paintings and sculptures.
The access to the cathedral is made by 3 huge gates beautifully decorated on both sides of the two towers patrulatere. This monument is the cathedral of the Catholic episcopate of Paris and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
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Around 14th century, Paris had a decline in population due to a plague popularly known as the Black Death. The rebirth of Paris or the Renaissance turned the city to be a center for art and architecture as well as technology. It was also during this period that religious conflicts got out of hand and resulted to what we know now as St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre—when Catholics massacred the Protestants. The period of Enlightenment saw completion of major architectural developments like the Pantheon—what was supposed to be for aesthetic purposes became a part of socio-civic life of the people. ... Read more »
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