Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg (must see)

Originally a Jesuit church, the structure of Notre-Dame was begun in 1613. Its Gothic architecture is unmistakable, but just beneath the surface lie many original Renaissance elements and adornments.

The Jesuits consecrated the church to the Immaculate Conception in 1621. Most of the appearance of the church at that time was thanks to German sculptor Daniel Muller. He made many decorations in alabaster.

The Jesuits left Luxembourg in 1773, and the church was gifted to the city. It became Notre-Dame in 1848, and in several years was refurbished in the Neo-Gothic style. When Luxembourg became a bishopric in 1870, the church became a cathedral.

The cathedral was enlarged in 1938. This major undertaking made the exterior in the style of a Gothic cathedral while integrating the surrounding buildings and the former Jesuit church.

The cathedral's crypt is the final resting place of the Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses of Luxembourg.

Why You Should Visit:
Visitors who are interested in art or Gothic architecture will love this stop. The stained glass windows are gorgeous, even in dim light.

Anyone considering the rooftop trip – make sure you really fit as it's a spiral staircase top to bottom with only a brief rest area in a gift shop. Fantastic view from the top, but definitely a trek! Don't forget to also visit the crypt which is decidedly cooler on hot days.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Notre-Dame Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Notre-Dame Cathedral
Sight Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg (See walking tours in Luxembourg)
Sight Type: Religious
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