10. York Minster, England
York Mister – the cathedral of York, is the largest cathedral in England, and one of the largest of its kind in the north of Europe. The cathedral received the title “minster” for being a missionary teaching church in the Anglo-Saxon period, this being considered an honorific title. Also, this medieval building has the largest stained-glass window in the world!
It is considered that firstly, on the place where the York Minster is now, there was a small wooden church built in 627 for the baptizing of Edwin, King of Northumbria. The present Gothic style building was begun in1230 and completed in 1472.