Close-Up Of Gargoyle Figures on top of the St. John’s Cathedral in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
The Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St. John (Sint-Janskathedraal) of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch), North Brabant is one of the most impressive examples of gothic architecture in the Netherlands. It has an extensive and richly decorated interior and exterior decrated with numerous statues of fictional figuers.
A Romanesque church used to stand on the spot where the St. John Cathedral now resides. Its construction started in 1220 and was finished in 1340. In 1505, the romanesque church was largely demolished, leaving only its tower on the same spot. Construction of the gothic St. John was finished around 1525.
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