Medieval architecture

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Medieval architecture

(400–1400)
The architecture of the European Middle Ages where the use of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements spanned a millennium. It was an age of the fortified castle, where bishop’s palaces rivaled cathedrals in splendor and served public and private functions. As the population grew, smaller houses nestled around castle walls, creating medieval towns. As urban land grew more valuable, tall narrow houses with upper stories were common.

Medieval architecture

Architecture of the European Middle Ages, from about the 5th to the 15th centuries. Found, in particular, in the pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, and Gothic styles.
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com) Czech out Prague for fantastic mediaeval architecture, the fabulous Wencelas Square and some of the best beer in Europe at rock-bottom prices.
Antwerp is home to the diamond industry and a mix of art nouveau, renaissance and mediaeval architecture.
They both had this passion for mediaeval architecture.
Prime among these is Mont St Michel, on the border with Normandy, which is the finest example both of French mediaeval architecture and of a fortified abbey.
Est onia's mediaeval architecture was greatly shaped by Swedish and German buildings -- their origin the same as that of the country's conquerors.
Lichfield Cathedral, with its splendid mediaeval architecture, has always presented itself as a superb venue for oratorios.
Hillary Barnes, events organiser for the Heritage Open Days, said: "This is a fantastic building and one of the finest examples of preserved mediaeval architecture in the country.
Dr Allen argues that Lawrence developed a great sympathy with the mediaeval world and its values, influenced by his reading of early French literature, by the mediaeval architecture of Oxford and by his study of the leaders of the nineteenth-century mediaeval revival, Tennyson, Ruskin and Morris.
It is easily accessible from Britain and boasts the kind of well-preserved mediaeval architecture that other European cities can only dream of.