The origin of the building dates back to the late Romanesque times of the 11th century…
Bordeaux Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and the landmark of the city; a national monument and one of three churches in Bordeaux listed on the French part of the pilgrim “Routes of Santiago de Compostela” serial World Heritage Sites.
The origin of the building dates back to the late Romanesque times of the 11th century but cathedral was rebuilt in stages mainly between the 13-16th century. Bordeaux Cathedral is a prime example of the Gothic style.
Its symmetrical façade with the two spires, the rose window and typical ornate arches over the main entrance can perhaps best be admired coming down the Rue Vital Carles street and over Place Pey Berland.
Right next to the cathedral, on the same Place Pey Berland, stands the bell tower Tour Pey Berland, built in the 16th century. On top of the spire is a gilded statue of “Notre Dame D’Aquitaine”.
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All photos © Asgeir Pedersen, Heredajo
This article was first published Apr.13. 2015.