Lantern tower

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lantern tower on Tarazona's Cathedral, Aragón, (Spain).

In architecture, the lantern tower is a tall construction above the junction of the four arms of a cruciform (cross-shaped) church, with openings through which light from outside can shine down to the crossing. Many lantern towers are usually octagonal, and gives an extra dimension to the decorated interior of the dome.

See also[edit]