Florence Cathedral

Otherwise know as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Flore in Florence Italy.  It is the main church of Florence.  They started construction in 1296 in a Gothic style.  It was a quick construction project, only taking them 140 years to complete the structural construction it in 1436.  Then the decoration of the exterior began in the 14th century and was completed in 1887.  It is a huge structure with over 89,000 square feet inside and the height of the dome is 375.5 feet tall. 

It is an outstanding architectural accomplishment and a beauty to see in person.  Hopefully, you’ll get a chance to see it in person.  As you can see from the photo, it is a popular spot.  About ten minutes after I took this shot, the sky opened up and it rained very hard.  So we all ran into the Cathedral to wait out the storm and explore the interior.  I loved all the small details of the exterior and interior of this amazing building.

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 Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral