Interesting facts about Notre Dame Cathedral

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Notre Dame is 130 meters (425 feet) long, 48 meters (157 feet) wide, 35 meters(114 feet) high. The
rose windows have a diameter of 10 meters(32 feet). The cathedrals pillars have a diameter of 5
meters(16 feet).

The cathedral was built between 1163 and 1345.

Notre Dame Cathedral is located in Paris, France on the Ile de la Cite, the very heart of the
city.

It is one of the largest religious buildings in the world.

Notre Dame Cathedral was designed in the Gothic fashion.

The famous twin towers go as high as 69 meters (226 feet) and it have 387 steps.

notre dame twin towers

Many statues can be seen on the outside walls of Notre Dame.

In its interior the Cathedral Of Notre Dame is very astonishing.

Inside Notre Dame Cathedral interior

The South tower is home to Notre Dame’s largest bell, weighs 13 tons (28,000 pounds) and it is known as the Emmanuel Bell.

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The stained glass windows of the Notre Dame are very beautiful and a significant number of them
date from the 13th century when the cathedral was constructed.

notre-dame-stained-glass-windows

Notre Dame Cathedral is properly called Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris).

Notre Dame is still a functioning Catholic church and the site of many important religious and
ceremonial events.

Notre Dame attract about 13 million visitors each year.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower.

One of the most revered of religious artifacts, the Crown of Thorns, is kept in the cathedral.

the crown of thorns

One of the world’s most well known books was set mostly in the cathedral.The Hunchback of Notre
Dame by Victor Hugo was written to increase appreciation for the building.

In 1804 Napoleon invited Pope Pius VII to come to Paris to crown him emperor in Notre Dame. At thelast minute, however, Napoleon seized the crown from the pope’s hands and crowned himself.

Access to the cathedral is open and free of charge every day of the year, during the opening hours.

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