Gothic was a style of architecture popular in Europe throughout the medieval period.
Gothic was a style of architecture popular in Europe throughout the medieval period. The style was preceded by Romanesque architecture and succeeded by Renaissance architecture. The Gothic style originated from France in the 12th century and held dominance up until the 16th century. Some elements of the architectural style included the flying buttress, ribbed vault, and pointed arch. It was the design of choice for many of Europe’s churches, cathedrals, and abbeys. Other forms of structures made in the Gothic style include palaces, universities, castles guild, and town halls. Many large Gothic-style churches are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and are considered to be great works of art. The Gothic architectural style, especially for churches and cathedrals, is widely studied all over the world.