Also known as Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic, Roman Catholic cathedral and it is considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture in Europe.
Its construction began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII and was partly completed by 1250. The cathedral is visited by approximately 13 million people each year, making it the most visited monument in France, beating even the famous Eiffel tower. One of the most impressive features is the west front, with two 69 meter tall towers, one of them hosting the famous "Emmanuel" bell (with a weight of more than 28,000 pounds; 12 700.5864 kilograms).
The west portals have Gothic sculptures illustrating scenes from the life of Virgin Mary and St. Anne, her mother and scenes from the Last Judgment. Most of the stained glass windows date from the 13th century, and they all have impressive details, especially the rose windows.
It's worth to take you're time when you visit Notre Dame and admire all details and the impressive architecture.
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