Year: 13th century. Lenght: 156.5 meters. Height: 31 meters.
One of the most remarkable monuments of medieval architecture in the world is in London. The construction of the abbey of Westmünster was begun in the 13th century. The fact that the buildings of the monastery, which had been vacant since the 16th century, have survived to the present seems simply unbelievable. Many elements of the great complex have remained unchanged for more than seven centuries. The monastery church has completely preserved its original form. This is a typical example of Gothic architecture. A part of the old building was put at the disposal of the college, which is now in the abbey.
The formation of the huge architectural complex has lasted several centuries. The length of the complex is 156.5 meters, and the height of the central boat - 31 meters. The permanent formation and correction of the architectural elements lasted until 1745, long after the closure of the monastery. The Abbey has been serving as a place for ceremonial ceremonies, including the coronation of the British monarchs, for several centuries.
In the abbey, the tombs of many outstanding men and artists, including Edward I and Henry VII, as well as the outstanding poet Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens are located. The history of the founding of the abbey of Westmünster begins in 1042, when Edward the Confessor founded the first monastery on the site of the old half-destroyed churches. The crypt of the confessor is still regarded today as one of the main symbols of the Abbey. Since the 13th century, all the kings of England have actively participated in the expansion of the monastery and the perfection of its exterior. Next - Notre-Dame de Paris
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