The Gotham Cathedral is a monolithic cathedral that stands more than 800 feet from the ground. Once intended to be the spiritual center of the city, the Cathedral has since fallen into ruins as the city itself has fallen into corruption and decay.
With stone gargoyles and tolling bells watching over Gotham from its towers; designed conceptually to keep evil at bay, the Cathedral easily dwarfs the surrounding buildings of Gotham. Located at the end of Broad Avenue, the Cathedral became the site of the final confrontation between Batman and The Joker.
Batman also pursued Joker up the stairway of Gotham Cathedral to rescue his lover Vicki Vale as well as avenge his parents' death. An ensuing battle resulted in serious damage to the Cathedral's steps and belfry and saw the deaths of The Joker and many of his Goons.