Romanesque cathedrals were built before Gothic, and just after the age of castles. The christians came to a rise
of power, and built these structures. They looked more like fortressess than palaces to heaven. The romanesque
cathedrals were very plain but still decorative, they had rounded arches, a few high windows and buttressess attached
to walls for support.
Romanesque Cathedrals were also made in the shape of a cross as shown in this picture.