The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

Categories: Design and Architecture

In architecture, a gargoyle is a grotesque carved out of stone, usually granite. Their original function is to drain water from the roofs so that rainwater does not run down the stone walls and corrode the mortar. More often than not, architects have used multiple gargoyles on the same building to separate water flows from the roof and minimize the potential threat of collapse after thunderstorms. Usually gargoyles are oblong fantastic animals, because. the length of the gargoyle determines how far the water will flow off the walls of the building. Grotest is a sculpture that serves only as a decorative ornament. It used to be that gargoyles and grotesques scare away evil spirits and guard the building. We bring to your attention 40 of the most interesting and beautiful gargoyles and grotesques in the world.

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The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

1. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

2. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo, Spain.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

3. Natural History Museum, London.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

4. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

5. Cologne Cathedral, Germany.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

6. City Cathedral of Quito, Ecuador.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

7. Catalan Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

8. Forbidden City, Beijing.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

9. Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

10. Washington National Cathedral, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

11. Church of St. Nicholas, Lüneburg, Germany.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

12. Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

13. Marble Church of Bodelwydan Castle, Wales.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

14. Cologne Cathedral, Germany.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

15. Notre Dame Cathedral, France.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

16. Reims Cathedral, France.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

17. University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

18. University of Sydney, Australia.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

19. Amboise Castle, France.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

20. Monastery, Alcobaça, Portugal.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

21. Washington National Cathedral, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

22. Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

23. Winchester Cathedral, England.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

24. Biltmore Estate, North Carolina, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

25. Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

26. Cathedral of Saint Eulalia, Barcelona, Spain.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

27. Palma Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

28. Magdalen College, Oxford, England.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

29. Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

30. Washington National Cathedral, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

31. St. Paul's Hospital, Barcelona, Spain.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

32. Westminster Abbey, London.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

33. Amboise Castle, France.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

34. Catalan Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

35. St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

36. Notre Dame Cathedral, France.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

37. Cathedral of Our Lady in Marne, France.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

38. Plummer Building, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

39. Cheshire, England.

The most outstanding gargoyles in the world

40. Notre Dame Cathedral, France.

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