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Trier Cathedral: View of the attached Liebfrauenkirche
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and the Liebfrauenkirche are part of one complex. The Liebfrauenkirche is indebted to French Gothic style.
The cathedral founded in the early 4th century was a double cathedral, consisting of adjacent basilicas that underlie the present cathedral (north) and the 13th-century Liebfrauenkirche (south). In its present form the cathedral of St. Peter started to take shape from 1037 and continued through the 13th century. Work began on a Baroque renovation of the cathedral interior; in 1702 a shrine chapel for the Holy Robe was built on to the east choir. A church dedicated to the Virgin that carried out the parochial functions of the cathedral was started ca. 1235 over the eastern part of the former south basilica; it was completed ca. 1260.