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Beauvais Cathedral

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Address: Rue Saint Pierre, Beauvais, France

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Soaring splendor

The 'cage de verre', the glass cage this building is called, and with good reason. A truly astonishing cathedral, that challenges the concept of 'dark middle ages'. In the summer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The 'cage de verre', the glass cage this building is called, and with good reason. A truly astonishing cathedral, that challenges the concept of 'dark middle ages'. In the summer there's a spectacular light show projected against the south facade. Stupendous!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The city's cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais) is well worth a visit. Its has beautiful stained glass windows from the 13th, 14th, and 16th centuries. Obviously being a church its free to visit BUT it is worth spending an entry fee to see the astronomical clock. It dispalys the times of the rising and setting sun and moon, the position... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The most beautiful cathedral i've ever seen! I highly recommend visiting this place. Also it has incredibly impressive history and i loved the architecture.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As the highest gothic interior it is mind-boggling - no wonder it has to be propped-up and tied together. The guide books DON'T emphasise that there are fabulously beautiful modern stained glass windows in the lower parts of the chancel.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This cathedral which unfortunately was never finished still remains the tallest gothic one in the world. Pretty impressive inside. But its gem is the very sophisticated clock which is still functioning today. There is only one like this in the world and it is in Strasbourg. I highly recommend you to stay for the show when all the characters come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The most beautiful thing in the cathedral is the astronomical clock. It's an amazing clock. Unfortunately the cathedral is not in a good shape

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Limerick, Ireland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Built by a mad bishop who wanted to outdo all other cathedrals in the area. It's claimed that Notre Dame would fit inside it. It really does take the breathe away no matter how many times one comes upon it.

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Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is such an impressive gothic cathedral dating back to the late 1200's, in an unassuming town, definitely worth seeing

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

a very nice cathedral, but in my eyes little bit over rated. I saw plenty other cathedrals in my life and this one was nice but not in top 5 at all.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very historic. Little bit spooked by materials sitting on ground that had fallen off building...it is very, very high. Work actively being carried out in it.

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