Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the cathedral for the Church of England Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. Located in Cathedral Square, it is sometimes referred to simply as Gibraltar Cathedral, although it should not be confused with the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, which is Gibraltar's Roman Catholic cathedral. The cathedral is particularly notable for its Moorish revival architecture, particularly in its use of horseshoe arches. This is an architectural style inspired by Moorish architecture, appropriate given the period of Moorish control in Gibraltar's history.History19th centuryThe church was originally built to meet the needs of Anglican worshippers among the civil population of Gibraltar, as the King's Chapel was primarily reserved for military use. John Pitt, Earl of Chatham, who had arrived as Governor of Gibraltar in 1820, persuaded the British Government to sell a derelict building and use the money to build a church on the land.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Gibraltar holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Nice quiet cathedral off the beaten track. Interesting to look round or just sit peacefully. The architecture gives it a unique feel. Definitely worth a visit.
At first glance, I thought this Cathedral Church belonged to the Roman Catholic faith. Instead, is a parish church and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese in Europe. The Moorish use of horseshoe... read more »
A lovely place to visit with a peaceful ambience and a piece of history in it's wall. Well worth visiting.
Juan María Martínez SojoAnglican Church. It has no images as ours. Is very broadshow original
David Antonio Hernandez HernandezIt is very rare is best in Spainshow original
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