Gothic Revival

The Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early nineteenth century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval forms, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time.

In parallel to the ascendancy of neo-Gothic styles in nineteenth-century England, interest spread rapidly to the continent of Europe, in Australia, South Africa and to the Americas.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Gothic Revival':

  • Australian Convict Sites Convict-built church at Port Arthur
  • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Gothic Revival Löwenburg Castle (AB ev)
  • Bethlehem Church of St. Catherine
  • Budapest Parliament
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Cologne Cathedral Completion of the cathedral (1842-1880)
  • Cuenca Iglesia del Salvador
  • Curonian Spit luteran churches in Juodkrante and Nida
  • Florence Basilica of Santa Croce. Neo-gothic marble facade 1857-1863; link
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Gothic House
  • Goias reconstruction of the church of Rosario in Gothic Revival style (AB ev)
  • Levuka the timber Gothic Revival style Sacred Heart Cathedral and Presbytery (AB ev)
  • Paramaribo Roman Catholic cathedral
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine The central spire of Notre Dame
  • Prague Saint Vitus' cathedral facade and nave, Church of Saint Peter and Paul of Vyšehrad
  • Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Castle in Pollenzo
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela Episcopal Palace in Astorga
  • Sintra Monserrate Palace; link
  • Studley Royal Park One of the follies in the park is a neo-Gothic castle
  • Vienna Town hall and Votivkirche
  • Westminster Palace of Westminster