Notre Dame construction after fire.
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Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris, France

Notre-Dame is one of the world’s most famous landmarks. When a fire tore through the Roman Catholic cathedral on April 15, 2019, people around the globe came together to raise money for its restoration. “The cathedral is more than the building itself,” says Michel Picaud, head of the charity Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris. “It’s a part of the worldwide culture.” Even while it’s under repair, Notre-Dame is worth seeing. It’s one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture ever constructed. Think towering arches, creepy gargoyles, flying buttresses, and beautiful stained-glass windows. The cathedral is also home to countless historical artifacts and works of art. —Rebecca Katzman

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