Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass to Visit In Europe


Planning a trip to Europe to soak in some culture? Good for you! Being the company of a European area immigrant we absolutely adore the stained glass culture abroad that so greatly influences our work. And while we may be a little partial to Scottish works of stained glass art–it’s also very true that there is stellar stained glass across the world and all over Europe. So, if you happen to be traveling to any of the locations below, be sure to check out some of the most notable stained glass in the area.

Germany

The Augsburg Cathedral: Romanesque church built in the late 11th Century these windows are one of the oldest examples in situ are. Containing portraits of Moses, Daniel and other biblical figures prophets are elegantly depicted surrounded by marvelous marble borders.

 

France

Christ of Wissembourg: Another example of ancient stained glass this work of art was also constructed in the late 11th Century. While not the same type of beautiful as towering cathedral stained glass–the rich history makes it well worth seeing.  A perfect example of why stained glass is often referred to as the “poor man’s bible” This striking portrait of Christ likely came from a Benedictine abbey in the north of Alsace and was likely used to tell the story of Christ’s love. However, it now sits in a museum to help preserve it for future generations.

Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona: This stunning work by architect Antoni Gaudí, dominates the Barcelona skyline–in a good way. It is a breath of fresh air in its light contemporary style and contains a glorious rainbow of abstract stained-glass windows. Still incomplete, the windows are in their final stage of construction and due to be completed by 2026, exactly a century after Gaudí’s death.

 

 

We love and appreciate stained glass windows so much because we are stained glass artists ourselves. If these designs intrigued you and you are looking for your Houston home or church, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass in Houston today.

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