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Famous Medieval architecture buildings

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List of famous buildings in the Medieval architecture movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Medieval architecture buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Medieval architecture structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Medieval architecture buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. Warwick Castle and Cardiff Castle are only the beginning of the items on this list.

This list is a great source for answering the questions, "What are the most famous Medieval architecture buildings?" and "What do Medieval architecture buildings look like?"
  • Airth Castle is a castle overlooking the village of Airth and the River Forth, in the Falkirk area of Scotland. The castle is currently operated as a hotel and spa. The castle is a major historic building, and retains much medieval fabric, and is designated as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland. Within the castle grounds stand the ruins of the former parish church of Airth, a building, now roofless, of various periods, with substantial parts dating from the Romanesque period, and quire steeple and north aisle added by John Milne the royal master mason in 1647....  more
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Style: Medieval architecture
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    Akershus Fortress

    Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a prison....  more
    • City/Town: Oslo, Norway
    • Opened: Jan 01 1290
    • Style: Medieval architecture
  • The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, or church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is a Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome, Italy, from whence size it receives the appellation "major". The Basilica is located at 34 Piazza del Esquilino, some five blocks southwest of Stazione Termini. Other churches in Rome dedicated to Mary include Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Aracoeli, and Santa Maria sopra Minerva, but the greater size of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major justifies the adjective by which it is distinguished from the other 25. Pursuant to the Lateran Treaty of 1929 between the Holy See and Italy, the Basilica is within Italian territory and not the...  more
    • City/Town: Rome, Italy
    • Opened: Jan 01 1750
    • Structural Height (m): 75.0
    • Architect: Ferdinando Fuga
    • Created By: Ferdinando Fuga
    • Style: Romanesque architecture, Medieval architecture, Baroque architecture
    • Construction Started: 0435
    • Building Function: Basilica
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    Buckfast Abbey

    Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. Buckfast has been home to an abbey since 1018. The first Benedictine abbey was followed by a Savignac abbey constructed on the site of the current abbey in 1134. The monastery was surrendered for dissolution in 1539, with the monastic buildings stripped and left as ruins, before being finally demolished. The former abbey site was used as a quarry, and later became home to a Gothic mansion house. In 1882 the site was purchased by a group of French Benedictine monks, who refounded a monastery on the site, dedicated to Saint Mary. New monastic buildings and a temporary church were...  more
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jul 24 1937
    • Architect: Frederick Walters
    • Created By: Frederick Walters
    • Style: Medieval architecture