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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The island facing Place Bel-Air and its bridge spanning the two banks, always was a strategic point and Julius Caesar himself came to Geneva in 58 BCE and had the bridge destroyed. In the 13th century, a fortified castle was erected in order to watch for and repel the Savoyards. During the 14th century, as the era of Geneva’s fairs grew, the island became a large market. Damaged by several fires, the castle was demolished in 1677, save for its tower, which was restored in 1897.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The largest church in Benelux and an important example of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Antwerp Cathedral also shelters four magnificent Rubens altarpieces. It has a three-bay choir with an ambulatory and five radiating chapels, a narrow transept of shallow projection and a nave with double aisles and side chapels, which is seven bays long including the façade block. There are a central lantern tower and two west towers. The church’s one finished (north)spire is 123 metres (404 ft) high…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public