The Great Cathedrals
Pixel & Création (Fotolia), Catedral de LeónThe 13th century saw the construction of three of the most important cathedrals in Spain: Leon, Burgos and Toledo. These grandiose structures were conceived as celestial cities, and built using revolutionary techniques. Immense spaces in which light is the vehicle for an experience that transports us to another time and state. The predominant style of these cathedrals is Gothic, although none of the three appeared out of thin air, rising up like palimpsests of piety, history and, of course, power.
The stained glass windows that dominate the walls of these cathedrals are rife with beauty and mystery, depicting stories made for the faithful that wander its halls and high naves comprised of vaulted transepts and intricate capitals – all a lesson in architecture and building achievements that continue to astound.