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York Cathedral

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Churches and Cathedrals
Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: Deangate, York YO1 7HH, UK
Phone: +44-1904-557200

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York Cathedral (York Minster) is the largest existing medieval church in Europe and one of the most exquisite churches in the world in design and architecture. The church was built in 627 AD, when it was a wooden building, and was destroyed by fire during the civil war. The Normans captured York in 1066 and built the first Norman church in 1080, and the foundations and basements of the church are still visible. When you come to York, you must not miss the York Cathedral (York Minster), which is the largest church in England and the largest Gothic church north of the European Alps. It was started in 1220 AD and completed in 1470 AD. Some of the buildings of York Cathedral were destroyed by fire in 1984 and have been repaired. "The most stunning thing about the entrance to York Cathedral is the rear of the altar, the whole piece of stained glass on the east side of the church, almost the size of a tennis court, the largest medieval stained glass window in the world, which was designed between 1405 and 1408 AD." It is a combination of more than 100 images, which fully reveals the wonderful techniques of glass staining, cutting and combination in the Middle Ages, and the architectural power of supporting the eastern wall with large glass is also breathtaking.



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York Cathedral is a famous Gothic church in England. The church has a single, inlaid medieval stained-glass window and a world-renowned side gallery. In the east of the church there is a whole piece of stained-glass, almost the size of a tennis court, displaying extraordinary technology in glass dyeing, cutting, and assembling. There are also collections of cherubs, feudal shields, and faucets, in the church.
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