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La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai

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Identification

La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai
Onze-Lievevrouwekathedraal
229814

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
romanesque

Facts

  • The cathedral was constructed in the first half of the 12th century and is notable for its generously proportioned Romanesque nave.
  • The transept is capped with five towers in pre-Gothic style whilst the choir (which was rebuilt in the 13th century) is pure Gothic in style.
  • The transept is 67m long.
  • The nave is 26m high, while the chancel has a height of 36m.
  • In 2000, the cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The height under the vault of the lantern tower is 48m.
  • The cathedral has five bell towers, three of which have no bell.
  • The total floor area of the cathedral is 5120 m².

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Location

Place de l’Evêche
Rue Soil de Moriamé, Vieux Marché aux Poteries, Place Paul-Émile Janson, Rue des Chapeliers
Place de l’Evêche
7500
Tournai
Walloon Region
Belgium

Technical Data

272.31 ft
272.31 ft
439.63 ft
2005

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
  • UNESCO landmark
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