Famous Work of Architecture of the Gothic Period: Notre-Dame De Paris.
Perhaps the most famous work of architecture from the Gothic period is the Notre-Dame de Paris, situated on the Island of Ile de la Cite at the very center of the French Capital, Paris. Norte Dame is a French term literally meaning “our lady” and in the context of the cathedral, it specifically denotesthe Virgin Mary, Jesus' mother according to the Christian faith. Soaring 35 meters high and adequately large to accommodate at least six thousand persons, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is recognized as “the mother” of all Parisian churches. It is a fine example of a medieval Gothic architecture whose construction process ended up spanning the entire Gothic period. The construction process of the cathedral, which was built on the relics of Saint Stephen Basilica and a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter, began in 1163, with the first stone being laid by Pope Alexander III (iMinds 1). It took a massive 182 years for Notre-Dame de Paris to be built, during when many different architects worked on the project, which is reflected in slight changes in style that are evident in various parts of the cathedral (Cunningham, Reich, &am
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