new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Luxembourg Cathedrale Notre-Dame | by Wolfgang Staudt
Back to photostream

Luxembourg Cathedrale Notre-Dame

Large view!


Notre-Dame Cathedral is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613.


The church is a noteworthy example of late gothic architecture; however, it also has many Renaissance elements and adornments. At the end of the 18th century, the church received the miraculous image of the Maria Consolatrix Afflictorum, the patron saint of both the city and the nation.


Around 50 years later, the church was consecrated as the Church of Our Lady and in 1870, it was elevated by Pope Pius IX to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.


The cathedral was expanded and enlarged from 1935 to 1938.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

38 faves
Taken on January 27, 2008