Friday, February 11, 2011

St. John's Cathedral - 's-Hertogenbosch

I love cathedrals and this one is a great addition to my collection. The card was sent by Marieke "mariekeR".
"The Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St. John (Sint-Janskathedraal) of 's-Hertogenbosch is the height of gothic architecture in North Brabant, Netherlands. It has an extensive and richly decorated interior, and serves as the cathedral for the bishopric 's-Hertogenbosch.
The cathedral has a total length of 115 and a width of 62 metres. Its tower reaches 73 metres high.
In 1985, it received the honorary title of basilica from pope John Paul II.
Its construction is thought to have started in 1220 and was finished in 1340. Around 1340, building began to extend the church, from which its current gothic style came." - in:

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