A cathedral is a holy or religious place for Christians and is commonly known as a church. A cathedral can be considered as a church which has a seat which is meant for the bishop to sit on. Different places use the term ‘cathedral’ in different senses and thus one cannot define a cathedral with a strict definition or description.
Since there are many Christian countries in the world, the number of cathedrals is quite large. Some of these cathedrals date back to thousands of years while some have been recently built or designed.
The church of the Holy Sepulchre is the oldest known cathedral and is believed to have been made in 326 AD at Jerusalem in Israel. Another cathedral which is among the oldest cathedrals in the world is the Hagia Sophia which was constructed in 537 AD in Turkey. Old cathedrals have a certain charm and beauty associated with them and are considered more pious than the newer ones.
One such example of such a cathedral is Winchester cathedral which was constructed during the period of 1079-1093. Even the Lincoln Cathedral in England is one of the oldest cathedral in theworld followed by Chartres Cathedral, Seville cathedral and Riga cathedral.