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Gothic Sculpture

Below is an illustrated index of the 13 Gothic Sculpture profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Altamura Cathedral
    Altamura, Italy
    This interesting Romanesque-Gothic cathedral has the most intricately carved portal in Puglia. Its fascinating miniature sculptures date from the 14-15th centuries.
  • Amiens Cathedral
    Amiens, France
    Famed for its architecture and sculpture, Amiens Cathedral is the largest cathedral in France. With Chartres and Reims, it is one of three "High Gothic" French cathedrals built in the 13th century.
  • Burgos Cathedral
    Burgos, Spain
    Begun in 1221, this lovely cathedral benefited from creative talent imported from throughout Europe and is the third largest in Spain. El Cid is buried here.
  • Eglise Saint-Martin
    Colmar, France
    The largest church in Colmar, St-Martin dates primarily from the 13th and 14th centuries and contains some notable Gothic art.
  • Dorchester Abbey
    Dorchester-on-Thames, England
    Now an Anglican parish church, Dorchester Abbey was a cathedral founded by St. Birinus in 635 AD and later became an Augustinian abbey. The present building dates from the 12th to 14th centuries.
  • León Cathedral
    Leon, Spain
    Located in northwest Spain along the Camino de Santiago, León Cathedral was built in a French Gothic style in the 13th century.
  • Münster Cathedral
    Munster, Germany
    Münster's attractive cathedral was built in the Transitional style of the early 13th century. It boasts a porch filled with medieval sculptures, a nave with only two bays, and a magnificent astronomical clock from 1540.
  • Poitiers Cathedral
    Poitiers, France
    The twin-towered Cathérale St-Pierre was founded in 1162 and completed two centuries later. It has a fine Gothic west front and some early stained glass.
  • Rosslyn Chapel
    Lothian, Scotland
    This remarkable chapel south of Edinburgh is famous for its unique decorative art and its mysterious associations with the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and the Freemasons.
  • Salisbury Cathedral
    Salisbury, England
    This 13th-century cathedral boasts the tallest spire in England, an elaborately sculptured west front, a beautiful chapter house with a copy of the Magna Carta, and a unique tower tour.
  • Siena Duomo (Siena Cathedral)
    Siena, Italy
    Siena's cathedral is considered one of the great examples of Italian Gothic architecture, with black-and-white stripes, beautifully decorated floors and many art masterpieces.
  • Wells Cathedral
    Wells, England
    Dating from 1239, Wells Cathedral features an extra-wide west front covered in medieval sculptures and unique scissor arches supporting the tower inside.
  • York Minster
    York, England
    The largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, York Minster has breathtaking proportions. Its largest stained glass window is the size of a tennis court!