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Albi Cathedral: West Tower (Detail)

West Tower (Detail)

The great belfry at the west end dates from 1355-66 and rises 78 meters high. The tower is roughly square with rounded buttresses at the corner; each tier supported by a rounded quarter-arch and decorated with a quatrefoil railing. At the top is a newer octagonal portion (1485-92). The tower is nearly as wide as the nave, which has no side aisles.

Credit: Holly Hayes