Gothic Revival

The Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early nineteenth century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval forms, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time.

In parallel to the ascendancy of neo-Gothic styles in nineteenth-century England, interest spread rapidly to the continent of Europe, in Australia, South Africa and to the Americas.

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Australian Convict Sites: Convict-built church at Port Arthur
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe: Gothic Revival Löwenburg Castle (AB ev)
Bethlehem: Church of St. Catherine
Budapest: Parliament
Churches of Chiloé: Church of San Francisco, Castro
Cologne Cathedral: Completion of the cathedral (1842-1880)
Cuenca: Iglesia del Salvador
Curonian Spit: luteran churches in Juodkrante and Nida
Edinburgh: Scott Monument
Florence: Basilica of Santa Croce. Neo-gothic marble facade 1857-1863
Goias: reconstruction of the church of Rosario in Gothic Revival style (AB ev)
Levuka: the timber Gothic Revival style Sacred Heart Cathedral and Presbytery (AB ev)
Paramaribo: Roman Catholic cathedral
Paris, Banks of the Seine: The central spire of Notre Dame
Prague: Saint Vitus' cathedral facade and nave, Church of Saint Peter and Paul of Vysehrad
Robben Island: The Anglican Church, built with convict labour in 1841, is an early example of Cape Gothic style, plastered and painted white on the exterior (AB ev)
Route of Santiago de Compostela: Episcopal Palace in Astorga
San Cristobal de La Laguna: Current building of the Cathedral (1913)
Sintra: Monserrate Palace
Studley Royal Park: One of the follies in the park is a neo-Gothic castle
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai: Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) (wiki)
Vienna: Town hall and Votivkirche
Westminster: Palace of Westminster

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