Saint Paul Cathedral

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Liege, Belgium

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Suusj Suusj
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St. Paul Cathedral Oct 10, 2011
First some history

St. Paul Cathedral in Liege was destroyed during the French revolution from 1794 onwards. After the revolution a new cathedral was needed. The Church of St. Paul was thought suitable for the purpose, this is the present cathedral.

The present cathedral was originally one of seven churches in the city. Founded in the 10th century and reconstructed between the 13th and 15th century and restored in the mid-19th century.

In the early years of the 19th century it became the replacement for the destroyed St. Lambert's Cathedral.

In 1812, further to a request from Napoleonn Bonaparte, the tower, with its ogival windows, was raised by a storey and the bell tower installed.

I found it definitely worth visiting this Cathedral. Besides the beautiful cathedral interior there are also some artifacts displayed in a side wing.
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