La cathédrale de strasbourg

The Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral is a Gothic cathedral located in Strasbourg, in the administrative district of Bas-Rhin, on the territory of the European community of Alsace.

It was the disputed seat during the Reformation of bishops who were suffragan of the province of Mainz until the concordat of 1801. It was then exclusively assigned to Roman Catholic worship. 

Since 1988 it has been the seat of its own archdiocese. 

In 2010, it is the second most visited cathedral in France after Notre-Dame de Paris.

Founded in 1015 on the remains of a previous cathedral, it was built from 1220 onwards by the free city of Strasbourg, a rich merchant and financial republic, in the Gothic style, and was practically completed in 1365. 

It has the particularity of having had the space between its two towers filled in in 1388 and can be recognised by its single bell tower, topped by a spire added in 1439.

Between 1647 and 1874, for more than two centuries, it was the tallest building in the world at 142 metres high. 

It remains the second highest cathedral in France after Rouen and the fifth highest in the world.

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