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Gurk Cathedral. Gurk, Austria. 12th century
An Austrian basilica located in Gurk, Austria, Gurk Cathedral was built between the 11th and 12th centuries. This basilica is considered as one of the most important Romanesque buildings in the country, as this was where the grave of Saint Hemma of Gurk was originally located. It has a west front with two towers, three apses, a crypt and a gallery.
Notre Dame de Tournai. Tournai, Belgium. 17th century
Completed in 1700, the Notre Dame de Tournai in Belgium is a Roman Catholic Church that has been classified since 1936 as a Wallonia’s major heritage. It features the heavy and severe character of the Romanesque nave with its cluster of five bell towers and semicircular arcs.
St. Longin’s Rotunda. Prague. 12th century
St. Longin’s Rotunda is among the preserved Romanesque rotundas in the city of Prague in Czech Republic. Founded in the 12th century as a parish church in a small village in Prague, St. Longin’s Rotunda was nearly demolished by the dawn of the 19th century but was saved by Fratisek Palacky.
Church of St. Trophime. Arles, France. 15th century
A Roman Catholic Church that was built in Arles between the 12th and 15th centuries, the Church of St. Trophime is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in France. The sculptures over its portal, specifically the Last Judgment, as well as the columns in its adjacent cloister, are just some of the finest examples of Romanesque art in Europe.
Abbey Church of Saint Savin sur Gartempe. France. Mid 11th century
The Abbey Church of Saint Savin sur Gartempe is a Romanesque church that is popular for its 11th and 12th century murals. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1983, this church features a square tower over its crossing as well as five radial chapels in its polygonal apse.