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Notre-Dame de Paris is a Catholic church in the center of Paris, one of the symbols of the French capital. The Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris. Located in the eastern part of the island of Cite, in the 4th urban district, on the site of the first Christian church in Paris - St. Stephen's Basilica, built, in turn, on the foundation of the Gallo-Roman temple of Jupiter. The gothic cathedral was built on the initiative of the Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully in the period 1163-1345. The altar portion was consecrated in 1182; the western facade and the towers were completed in the second quarter of the 13th century. Since 1235, major changes were made: the chapels between the buttresses of the nave (middle of the XIII century) were equipped; the size of the transept was increased (architects Jean de Chelles from 1250 and Pierre de Montreuil up to 1267); chapels of the choir and large arcs of the out-of-the-box clinic (Jean Ravi, beginning of the 14th century) were added. In the XIX century, under the direction of Viollet-le-Duc, the sculptured part damaged in the Revolution was restored, the stained-glass roses of the nave were restored and a new spire was erected in place of the lost one.
One of the first large Gothic cathedrals with a six-winged arch, while preserving the characteristics of the transitional stage from the Romanesque style of Normandy: double lateral longitudinal aisles and the presence of stands (upper galleries). The western facade attests to the mastery of the architectural composition; the sculptural decoration of its entrance portals is a masterpiece of Gothic art. The portal of St. Anne on the right is the oldest (end of the XII century); portal of the Last Judgment in the center (1220–1230) underwent many restorations; the portal of the Mother of God is northern, on the left (the beginning of the 13th century). On the south side of the temple the portal (2nd half of the XIII century) of the transept is dedicated to the first Christian martyr St. Stephen. Antique stained glass windows are preserved only in two transept roses and the main entrance rose.
Gaining fame and saving the cathedral from destruction in many ways contributed to the eponymous historical (narrating about the 15th century) novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831.
It was badly hit by a fire on April 15, 2019.
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