(active 1220s in Toledo)

Interior view

begun c. 1222
Cathedral, Toledo

Gothic cathedrals after models of the modern French episcopal churches were constructed in Spain after the 1220s. The construction of the archiepiscopal cathedral of Toledo began immediately after Burgos and the church was based essentially on the same French model: the Cathedral of Bourges.

Toledo Cathedral is he largest 13th-century building in France. Apart from its nave and double side aisles, it can also boast an aisled transept, thereby surpassing both its French model and its Spanish sister-church in Burgos. In addition, the double ambulatory possessed a further circle of radiating chapels

The photo shows the ambulatory.

View the ground plan of Toledo Cathedral.

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