40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world

Categories: Design and Architecture

In architecture, a gargoyle is a grotesque carved from stone, usually granite. Their original function is to drain water from roofs so that rainwater does not flow down the stone walls and corrode the mortar. Most often, architects used multiple gargoyles on the same building to separate the flow of water from the roof and minimize the potential for damage after thunderstorms.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world

Typically, gargoyles are elongated fantastic animals, because... the length of the gargoyle determines how far the water will flow from the walls of the building. Grotest is a sculpture that serves only as a decorative ornament. It was previously believed that gargoyles and grotesques scared away evil spirits and protected the building. We present to your attention 40 of the most interesting and beautiful gargoyles and grotesques in the world.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world1. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world2. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo, Spain.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world3. Natural History Museum, London.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world4. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world5. Cologne Cathedral, Germany.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world6. Quito City Cathedral, Ecuador.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world7. Catalan Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world8. Forbidden City, Beijing.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world9. Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 10. Washington National Cathedral, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 11. Church of St. Nicholas, Luneburg, Germany.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 12. Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 13. Marble Church of Bodelwydan Castle, Wales.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 14. Cologne Cathedral, Germany.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 15. Notre Dame Cathedral, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 16. Reims Cathedral, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 17. University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 18. University of Sydney, Australia.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 19. Amboise Castle, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 20. Monastery, Alcobaça, Portugal.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 21. Washington National Cathedral, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 22. Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 23. Winchester Cathedral, England.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 24. Biltmore Estate, North Carolina, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 25. Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 26. Cathedral of Saint Eulalia, Barcelona, Spain.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 27. Palma Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 28. Magdalen College, Oxford, England.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 29. Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 30. Washington National Cathedral, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 31. St. Paul's Hospital, Barcelona, Spain.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 32. Westminster Abbey, London.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 33. Amboise Castle, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 34. Catalan Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 35. St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 36. Notre Dame Cathedral, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 37. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Marne, France.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 38. Plummer Building, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 39. Cheshire, England.

40 of the most outstanding gargoyles in the world 40. Notre Dame Cathedral, France.

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