To understand a European city must begin with the main church in the center of the city. Once again, Notre Dame in Strasbourg shocked me. The mix of Roman and Gothic styles started construction in 1015 and went through four centuries of completion. It was the world's largest building in 227 years, and it is still the sixth highest Church in the world. The church also has the world's largest astronomical clock, full of gold-plated decorations, a change in the French church interior decoration style, but also from the other hand, showing the city's people's high-quality living standards, such a beautiful church is no wonder Uncle Hugo called him "great and delicate miracle"
Strasbourg Cathedral is also called Notre Dame Cathedral. The cathedral is so magnificent that it is no less magnificent than Milan Cathedral. It is said that the symmetrical tower was to be built on the present side because of insufficient funds. The main body of the church is made of sandstone. The dark red appearance is very different. Of course, the most appreciated part is the stained glass inside the church, which can be described as ingenious.
For me with a bad sense of direction, finding the city coordinates is the most important. The Gothic Cathedral in pink sandstone is 142 meters tall, and an overwhelming momentum stands prominently in a low semi-wooden house. The outside of the church looks a little "strange" with a steeple on one side and a platform on the other. It is said that this place should have been a symmetrical spire, but it was not built because of the limited financial resources at that time, but now it has become a feature. The arch of the front door of the church depicts the story of Jesus'crucifixion. The exquisite carving looks like complicated lace from afar. No wonder Hugo once praised the cathedral as a "perfect combination of great and delicate". Walking into the church, the heavy wooden door closed, and the noise and heat were blocked behind. People are so small in the center of the magnificent and empty church that they either stand or sit, or pray with their eyes closed, or gaze up. Sunshine penetrates through the colored window panes on both sides. There is a hazy beauty. The church is more solemn and sacred against the candlelight. The South bell gate is the oldest part of the church. Walking past it, you can see the famous astronomical clock. It is said that it was created by Strasbourg mathematicians and Swiss watchmakers in the 16th century. The figures in the upper circle of the astronomical clock represent the four stages of life: birth, youth, old age and death. These figures turn from Jesus at regular intervals, indicating that everyone may die at any time and that no one can escape.
Strasbourg Cathedral is one of the famous cathedrals in France. Its shape is typical of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The interior decoration of the church is very luxurious, the light is somewhat dim, it seems very mysterious and solemn. It's a must-see attraction in Strasbourg.
It's magnificent to start walking to Paris through Notre Dame Cathedral, the sixth Cathedral of the world in Strasbourg, a small town in France. It's suddenly not so good to arrive in the disaster-stricken areas of Paris in the cold streets of street shops which are closed on weekends.
In the 17th and 19th centuries, it kept the record of the world's tallest Gothic church for more than 200 years, and is still the sixth tallest Gothic Church in the world. It's super beautiful. It's free to visit. It can climb the top of the church for 5 euros and overlook the whole city.
The church is still magnificent. It is said that it was built in the 15th century, but it was rebuilt after World War II. Anyway, the church is worth seeing. The organ inside is super large, and there's an astronomical clock. It's a bit like the one in Prague, but it's indoors. Next to the tower can wait for the top, in fact, it is not the top of the tower, should be a platform, 66 meters high bar. But there is no elevator, only one person's wide place to rotate up and down, it is still very physical test. I had a surprisingly good day, so I looked far and felt very happy.