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10 tallest cathedrals

The Cathedral is always one of the main temples of the city, or the temple, which is dedicated to some special event, so unlike ordinary churches, the cathedrals were built with special greatness. To cease to be a Cathedral, a temple is – this status is assigned once and for all. In principle, extra large dimensions for the Cathedral and not mandatory, but it is calculated on large divine service, so it just needs to do more.

This Lutheran Cathedral is the highest Cathedral of the world. The height of the Cathedral with the steeple is 161,5 m and 768 steps allow you to climb to a height of 143 m. Laying of the Cathedral took place in 1377, by the very construction began almost 20 years later in 1392. To 1405 was completed, only the main part of the Cathedral, with interruptions, he continued to completed a few centuries, and the building was completed in 1890. Thus, only the construction of the Gothic Cathedral took nearly half a Millennium.

This Basilica is the largest Christian churches in the world. Here at the same time the service can attend more than 18,000 people. However, the Roman Cathedral of St Peter with a smaller area can accommodate three times as many believers.

The construction of this beautiful Gothic Church began in 1248 and ended only in 1880. During the time of this 632-lenelectronmash, there is a legend that says that the city of Cologne will not present any danger as long as it continues the construction of the Cathedral. This Cathedral ranks third highest among Christian churches, but it is the highest of all the churches that have two identical towers. 533 steps allow you to climb to a height of 150 m.

This is the fourth highest Cathedral has the world’s tallest cast-iron tower. One of the founders of impressionism, French artist Claude Monet created 50 paintings of this Cathedral in different lighting and at different times of the year.

The Cathedral was badly damaged by bombs during the Second world war, and remains not recovered until now. From 1874 to 1876, the Cathedral was considered the tallest building in the world.

From 1625 to 1874 this Cathedral was considered the tallest building in the world. The Cathedral is built of Sandstone and is one of the largest buildings in the world, made from this material.

This biggest Basilica Poland designed by Polish architect Barbara Bielecka. The temple was built from 1994 to 2004 on the donations of the faithful.

8. St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Austria ), height of 136,4 m.

This majestic Gothic Cathedral is one of the main attractions of Vienna.

This Cathedral is the largest, but not the tallest Church in Austria, yielding to the height of 2 meters to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The Cathedral was built in 1924.

10. St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican ), height 136,4 m.