25 Inspiring Works Of Romanesque Architecture

An architectural style that originated in Medieval Europe, Romanesque Architecture is typified by its semi-circular arches that deviate from the pointed arches of Gothic architecture. Because works exhibiting Romanesque architecture remain across the European continent, this type of architecture is widely considered as the first pan-European architectural style since Imperial Roman Architecture. Aside from its semi-circular arches, among the other defining characteristics of this architecture are its massive quality, thick walls, sturdy piers, groin vaults, decorative arcading and large towers. Most buildings built on the basis of Romanesque or Norman architecture have clear-cut forms and almost perfectly regular and symmetrical plans. From the 6th to the 10th century, majority of churches and abbeys in Europe were built using this type of architecture. Check them out via these 25 inspiring works of Romanesque Architecture:

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