29 November 2020
York Cathedral is the biggest gothic church of North Europe and its name is York Minister. It was built between 1220 and 1472 and it fascinates tourists for its refinement and particularity. It is known for its impressive stained glass windows full of decorations, including the Great East Window which is the biggest medieval glass window of the United Kingdom. This one is the symbol of the union of the English houses of the York and Lancaster happened in 1486. Other relevant characteristics of the Cathedral are: the Gallery of kings, which hosts 15 stautes of famous english kings; the Chapter room, which was built between 1260 and 1286 and which is full of stone bas-reliefs; the museum of the Cathedral, from which you can access the main tower; the beautiful Rose Window dating back to the 1500; the astronomic watch; the crypt that can be accessed by a specific Tour (Hidden Tour) and a guide.
York Minister is a suggestive place, lightened by the light that passes through the stained glass windows.
The ticket is valid for 12 months and, if you want to visit the tower, you can buy a ticket that includes both the visit at the Cathedral and the visit of the tower.
La Cattedrale di York è la più grande chiesa gotica del Nord Europa ed il suo nome è York Minister. Fu costruita tra il 1220 e il 1472 e colpisce i visitatori per la sua raffinatezza e particolarità. È conosciuta per le sue imponenti vetrate ricche di decorazioni, tra cui la Great East Window che è la più grande vetrata medievale del Regno Unito. Quest’ultima rappresenta il simbolo dell’unione delle casate inglesi degli York e dei Lancaster avvenuta nel 1486. Altre caratteristiche rilevanti riguardanti York Minister sono: la Galleria dei re, che ospita 15 statue di famosi re inglesi; la sala capitolare, costruita tra il 1260 e il 1286 e ricca di bassorilievi in pietra; il museo della cattedrale, attraverso il quale si può accedere alla torre principale; il bellissimo rosone (Rose Window) risalente al 1500; l’orologio astronomico; la cripta a cui si accede con una guida attraverso un particolare Tour (Hidden Tour).
York Minister è un luogo suggestivo, illuminato dalla luce che passa attraverso le vetrate colorate.
Il biglietto per accedervi vale 12 mesi e, se volete visitare anche la torre, potete comprare un biglietto che include sia la visita alla cattedrale, sia quella alla torre.
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