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St. Andrews Cathedral

St. Andrews Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Andrew (often referred to as St Andrews Cathedral) is a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century Scottish Reformation. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 119m (391 feet) long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland.

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Die Kathedrale wurde 1160 begonnen und 1326 fertiggestellt. Während der Reformation wurde sie von Anhängern John Knox’ zerstört. Die Ruinen der vom 13. bis ins 16. Jahrhundert errichteten Bischofsburg liegen etwas außerhalb der Stadt. Während des gesamten Mittelalters war die kleine Stadt eine bedeutende Pilgerstätte in Europa. Zudem war St Andrews lange Zeit das religiöse Zentrum der schottischen Kirche. Um die zahlreichen Pilger zu schützen und um sie zu beherbergen, wurde unweit der Kathedrale eine Burg errichtet, die genauso wie der Dom nun eine Ruine ist.

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  1. scotlandforever1314
    2. August 2015

    wonderful picture

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