Gloucester Cathedral – Part 1

Pohled na katedrálu v Gloucestru kulaté předvstupí do katedrály poblíž katedrály zelená tráva, před katedrálou na kamenných lavičkách posedávají lidé

The town of Gloucester, located at the very mouth of the River Severn in Bristol Bay, has always played an important economic and political role in the history of old England.

Under the rule of the Romans, there was a large fortress with a strong military garrison, guarding the river ford across the above-mentioned river Severn and one of the very important Roman roads leading inland. Traces of the fortress are currently located in the city centre.

History of the cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and oldest cathedrals in England. It was partly built on the remains of the foundation of a Roman building or sanctuary in the early and late Gothic style from cream-white Cotswold limestone, imported from the surrounding quarries. It is rich in history as well as decoration. Its oldest part dates back to the 10th century of the so-called “Norman Period” and it is worth mentioning that one of the English kings was even crowned there. It is popular with filmmakers for its beautiful architecture and interior decoration. For excellent acoustics, it is sought after for symphony concerts. Both exterior and interior of the cathedral are perfect for exhibitions of all artistic disciplines. Of course, even today it serves religious people as a place for Sunday services.