cultural project ~ st paul's cathedral by: marina murillo, 3º b

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CULTURAL PROJECT ~ ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL By: Marina Murillo, 3 B Slide 2 Introduction > St Paul's cathedral > Christopher Wren St. Paul's cathedral (London), was built from 1676, to 1710, in the ruins of the ancient cathedral. The architect Christopher Wren lead this project, with Lorenzo Gafa. It's the second largest church in the United Kingdom Slide 3 The cathedral is dedicated to Paul the Apostle, and it's and English baroque cathedral. It belongs to the diocese of London. > Interior Slide 4 History The cathedral was built on the ruins of the first English church. It was a wooden church, so it was renovated in 675, 962, and 1087, and it was restored in 1633. > The ancient cathedral Slide 5 Then, the ancient cathedral was burnt in the Great Fire, so it had to be rebuilt. This new cathedral will be the building we know. > The Great Fire Slide 6 Now, it's a special English place where a lot of events have happened: Nelson or Margaret Tratcher's funeral, Victoria and Elisabeth queens' jubilee, or Charles and Diana's wedding. > Charles and Diana's wedding It's a tourist center too, so you can visit it. Views from the dome Slide 7 Architecture The cathedral is built of Portland Stone in a late Reinassance Style (English Baroque), something similar to the style of St. Peter's Basilica or Mansart church of the Val. de Grce, which the architect Wren had visited. > Portland Stone St. Peter's Basilica, Mansart Church Val. de Grce, and St. Paul's cathedral