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Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey is an architectural masterpiece of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries. The Abbey has its origin in a Benedictine monastery, which was greatly enlarged by Edward the Confessor. The church was consecrated in 1065 and since 1066 has been the place for every Coronation and for numerous other Royal occasions.

The interior of this magnificent church is of incomperable beauty and grandeur. It is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. Also there are countless memorials to the famous and the great. Over three thousand people are either buried or memorialised in Westminster Abbey and bear witness of the glorious British history. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the life of the nation.


view to the Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey - nave
Westminster Abbey, chapel Henry VII
 view to the Abbey
 Abbey-nave
 chapel Henry VII

Westminster Abbey, North portal
Westminster Abbey, North portal
Westminster Abbey, North portal - detail
North entrance 
-    visitor's gate
portal


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