Cahors Cathedral

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Cahors Cathedral is located in Cahors, France (Pyrenees). A “transitional” Church between late Romanesque and early Gothic building styles, it was consecrated in 1119 A.D. (with actual construction completed in 1135). The exterior of The Cathedral was designed to reflect a Fortified Church, featuring 40 foot (8 to 10 foot thick Curtain Walls). Cahors features an impressive collection of period Stain Glass Windows (the largest of which is located in The Nave, at 35-feet in width). Cahors boasts a Holy relic of Christ among it's impressive Relic Collection. A large portion of Cahors was set aside in the 15th Century as a Nunnery. Cahors still functions as a Roman Catholic Archdiocese.