Basilique Saint-Urbain

Basilica of St. Urbain, Troyes

From: Wikipedia

The Basilica of St. Urbain, Troyes (French: Basilique Saint-Urbain de Troyes), formerly the Église Saint-Urbain, is a massive medieval church in the city of Troyes, France. It was a collegial church, endowed in 1262 by Pope Urban IV. It is a classic example of late 13th century Gothic architecture. The builders encountered resistance from the nuns of the nearby abbey, who caused considerable damage during construction. Much of the building took place in the 13th century, and some of the stained glass dates to that period, but completion of the church was delayed for many years due to war or lack of funding. Statuary includes excellent examples of the 16th century Troyes school. The vaulted roof and the west facade were only completed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Amazing sight of this Cathedral! Really Gothic
Address: Place Vernier, 10000 Troyes, France




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