Strasbourg Cathedral, France, World’s Tallest Building from 1647 to 1874 (227 years)

Strasbourg Cathedral Screen Shot
Cathédrale_Strasbourg

Cathédrale_Strasbourg Wikimedia Commons

 

per Worldsiteguides.com

Strasbourg Cathedral History

The site of the current Strasbourg Cathedral has for a long time been the location for religious buildings. At first, a Roman temple, dating back to the Roman occupation, was built on this site. Later in the 7th century, the bishop of Strasbourg had a cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, built on the site.

Engulfed by flames

This cathedral was later replaced with a larger one, completed under the reign of Charlemagne. This cathedral caught fire several times but survived until year 1007, when it was totally engulfed by flames during a large fire. The new cathedral built on site stood around 150 years, until it also was destroyed during by fire as the naves were covered with a wooden framework.

After this disaster, it was decided that a new, even grander, cathedral would be built. This time the foundation of the cathedral would not include any wooden framework. This was probably a wise decision, as this new cathedral is the one still standing today.

 

Worldsiteguides HD Video Tour

Worldsiteguides has produced narrated HD video tours for many of its site guides including Strasbourg Cathedral.

Take this fascinating tour right now!

 

 

You can read more details and see high quality images of Strasbourg Cathedral at Worldsiteguides.com at the link below:

http://www.worldsiteguides.com/europe/france/strasbourg-cathedral/

 

Etc.

Please use the Share Buttons and/or email the post link below directly to your friends. Let them take the tour, too.

Strasbourg Cathedral, France, World’s Tallest Building from 1647 to 1874 (227 years)

Thanks.

I appreciate it.

http://wp.me/p3Jgwl-1QL

Dick S

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below

Leave a Comment:

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Hit Counter provided by laptop reviews
%d bloggers like this: