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Cathedrale Ste-Cecile, Albi

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
Allegedly the largest brick building in the world, Cathedrale Ste-Cecile features many oversized structures, including a vault that boasts the largest painted surface in the world at 200 sq m (656 sq ft). These frescoes make up the largest and oldest ensemble of Italian Renaissance paintings in France. Added in 1492 CE, the bell tower stands 78 m (256 ft) tall. The nave is the widest Gothic example in France at 18 m (60 ft). Over 200 magnificent polychrome statues carved by artists from Cluny's workshops decorate the interior with their original colors. Put Cathedrale Ste-Cecile on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Albi vacation generator.
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  • This building is enormous, and the ceiling decoration is amazing. As big as it the area inside open to visit is fairly limited and I was out in less than 10 minutes. 
  • In work, but visit possible. This Cathedral is very different and surprising by its architecture.
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  • Impressive because it was precisely built to impress. Its dimensions are: 113 meters long y40 meters height (tower to 78 meters). The interior is also impressive. His visit leaves footprint
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  • One of the most striking cathedrals I've seen. Both the exterior and interior left me stunned.
  • The largest gothic cathedral in France. Ornate on one side, like something from Batman on the other side. Surprisingly colourful inside.
  • Well worth a visit - amazing history and incredible building
  • You have to visit it, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. And the paintings of hell are the stuff of nightmares.
  • Absolutely stunning! You can mostly appreciate the size of the monument when you are few meters away. If you are in Albi, this is a must-see sight.
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