Romanesque architecture is an architectural style that emerged in Europe during the 10th century and continued until the 12th century. It is characterized by a revival of Roman architectural elements, incorporating both Roman and Byzantine influences. Romanesque architecture was prevalent in medieval Europe, particularly during the period preceding the Gothic style.
Key characteristics of Romanesque architecture include:
Prominent examples of Romanesque architecture include:
Romanesque architecture laid the foundation for the later Gothic style, which emerged in the 12th century. While Romanesque structures are often characterized by simplicity and solidity, they played a crucial role in the development of medieval European architecture.