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.

Connected Sites

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Australian Convict Sites Convict-built church at Port Arthur
Belfries In 1822 the belfry of Bruges received the current neo-Gothic crown finish instead of a spire.
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Gothic Revival Löwenburg Castle (AB ev)
Bethlehem Church of St. Catherine
Brugge In 1822 the belfry of Bruges received the current neo-Gothic crown finish instead of a spire.
Budapest Parliament
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
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
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Gothic House
Goias reconstruction of the church of Rosario in Gothic Revival style (AB ev)
Grand Pré North Grand Pré Community Church (1861)
Great Spa Towns of Europe "In Baden-Baden's new nineteenth century spa quarter the neo-gothic Protestant church is a significant landmark with its two tall spires." The Château de la Terrasse in Spa was built in 1857 in the neo-Gothic style. The Kurhaus in Karlovy Vary is "in Neo-Gothic style with Neo-Romanesque motifs." (Nomination File, p. 64, 101, 134)
Levuka the timber Gothic Revival style Sacred Heart Cathedral and Presbytery (AB ev)
Nice The former Episcopalian Church of the Holy Spirit, the Château de Valrose (Nomination file, p. 71, 143-144) and the Anglican Holy Trinity Church
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
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Castle in Pollenzo
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)
San Marino and Mount Titano "At the end of the 1800s, the old Palazzo Pubblico was almost completely demolished in order to build the new neo-gothic building designed by the Roman architect Francesco Azzurri". (Nomination file, p. 34)
Siena Piazza Salimbeni: "The palace façades were harmonized to a neo-gothic-style during the nineteenth century by the architect Giuseppe Partini."
Sintra Monserrate Palace
Studley Royal Park One of the follies in the park is a neo-Gothic castle
Urbino The façade of the Oratory of Saint John the Baptist was rebuilt in the neogothic style at the beginning of the 20th century.
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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