Rating: 9,1/10 (1446 votes)York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, vying for the title of the largest medieval temple in northern Europe at Cologne Cathedral. This cathedral houses the See of the Archbishop of York. The cathedral is built on the site where the Northumbrian king Edwin was baptized. The construction of the cathedral began in 1220 and lasted 250 years; York Minster was consecrated in 1472. It is especially remarkable for the world's largest stained glass windows dating back to medieval Europe. The 19th century in the history of the cathedral was marked by numerous fires. One of them, according to historians, arose as a result of an arson attack by a religious fanatic. In the 1970s. there was a risk of collapse of the central tower due to the fact that it was badly dilapidated. The result was large-scale restoration work that began in 1967 and was renewed in 1984 and 2007.
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