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Cathedral Notre Dame de Grenoble: photo description (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Grenoble)

It is known that the religious structure at the place of the Cathedral Notre Dame de Grenoble existed already in the III century - the evidence was found during excavations in 1989, during which next to the building of the Cathedral was discovered a baptistery.

In the IV century on the site of the temple has housed the Bishop's residence. Today the temple complex, located on the square of Notre-Dame, are the remains of the baptistery, the Episcopal Palace and the Church of St. Hugh, having a common wall with the Cathedral. Such churches were called by a pair and were built mainly in the period of early Christianity. Despite his venerable age, both buildings currently are in pretty good condition. This complex is also known as the Museum of the ancient bishopric, the heritage of the isère and of the baptistery of Grenoble.

The Cathedral was built in different centuries and from different materials: the lower part dates from the XII century and is built of limestone, and the top was erected in the next century of brick. Approximately also looks like the square bell tower above the entrance to the Cathedral. The height of its top, towering over the building is 17 meters. Each of the three tiers of the tower is decorated with openings in the form of arches. With each tier the number of arches increased, and the arches themselves be less: if in the first tier there are two doorways, in the third they have two times more.

In one wing of the temple there is a tomb with the graves of two dry land - gig IV and V. To notable features of the Cathedral include a 14-metre stone altar in the flamboyant Gothic style, built in the XV century, and the wooden throne of the XVIII century, decorated with carvings.

In the XIX century the temple was carried out restructuring, which its appearance has changed. However, at the end of the last century these "tumors" removed, returning the façade original appearance.