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Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
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Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Belgium
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai was built in the first half of the 12th century. It is especially distinguished by a Romanesque nave of extraordinary dimensions, a wealth of sculpture on its capitals and a transept topped by five towers, all precursors of the Gothic style. The choir, rebuilt in the 13th century, is in the pure Gothic style.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.