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Romanesque Cathedrals
History of Cathedrals
How they were Built
Gothic Cathedrals
Romanesque Cathedrals
Gargoyles and Grotesques

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.


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