BEAUVAIS CATHEDRAL (FRANCE)
Beauvais cathedral is a magnificent Gothic cathedral located in the valley of Therain Picardy, at the intersection of roads leading to Amiens, Soissons and Paris. Beauvais Cathedral, features spectacular vaults, windows and the best astronomical clock.
Saint Pierre Cathedral of Beauvais has had a long history of problems due to over ambitious plans and various accidents. Beauvais cathedral, marking the peak of Gothic architecture, and provides a radical example of its technical limitations. The architect of the cathedral Beauvais pushed his boundaries, using a bold experiment with new extraordinary techniques.
Beauvais Cathedral in some ways is the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture and is composed of only the transept, with apse and seven polygonal apsidal chapels, which is accessible to pedestrians. Some of the chapels contains medieval stained glass windows of 15th century. In a chapel near the northern entrance there is a medieval clock probably the oldest fully preserved and functioning mechanical clock in Europe.
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