One of the greatest things about being a North American living in Europe, is all the the cathedrals and castles that you can explore. Not that some of the giant sky scrapers and other interesting architecture of some of my favorite cities like New York, San Francisco and Toronto aren’t beautiful in their own way, but they certainly lack the history, grandeur and romance of castles and cathedrals. And you know me, I’m all about romance!
That being said, one of my favorite cathedrals in Europe is the Girona Cathedral in the Catalonian region of Spain which features both Roman and Gothic styles of architecture dating back to the 11th century. The above photo showcases some of the older Roman styling in the cathedral’s peaceful and serene courtyard where you can imagine that church people of the past would have relaxed and played games.