People around the world expressed shock and sadness as they watched the Notre Dame burn in Paris. An iconic example of Gothic architecture and the most visited site in Paris, the medieval cathedral is synonymous with the old world beauty and magic of the City of Lights. Though much of the cathedral was saved, and many of its treasures had already been removed to prepare for an extensive restoration, watching Notre Dame’s spire fall was a heart-breaking sight for Parisians and Francophiles alike. President Emmanuel Macron vowed that the cathedral would be rebuilt, and today we look at cathedrals around the world that have recovered from tragic destruction.
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