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Romanesque cathedrals

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.

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(Above) a Facade of a Romanesque Cathedral.
 
(Below) a Floor plan of a Romanesque Cathedral.

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