Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Bayonne

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Massive, Gothic, and incredibly detailed, it comes as no surprise that Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne took over four centuries to build. The Roman Catholic church serves as the seat of the bishop of the township and neighboring towns. Though originally of Romanesque design, two fires led to its total reconstruction in the 13th century. The current church wasn't completed until the 17th century, while its two landmark twin spires are 19th-century additions. Step inside to view the equally impressive interior, filled with art and stained glass windows. Using our online itinerary creator, Bayonne attractions like Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • By outside not called much the attention among that not is very striking and is something boxed and of the door main not is almost nothing. But on the inside is very nice, high, very airy, almost perfect. They are restoring the paintings of the ambulatory, there are some restored. When they finish it will be worth to see.
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  • Not very special cathedral. It is very high and it is a large cathedral, build on a little hill in the center of the city Bayonne.  more »
  • Essential to Bayonne and Gothic style, it contains the hunting of St Léon, Bishop of Bayonne of the lX th century. Its cloister hosts a market of craftsmen of quality.
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  • The church definitely shows its age, but the cloister is intact and provides a peaceful insight into the era when it was built. The church is gothic and has some fine examples of stained glass, apparently with color formulas that cannot be replicated in the modern age. The cloister has a classical arcade and niches containg memorials. Neat "must see" when in Grand Bayonne.
  • Beautiful Cathedral but had the most conducive part relaxation is the cloister with its arcades and his lawn. In the city centre but away from the noise and movement.
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  • Very pretty Cathedral there are some photo of Popes (2 or 3 photo) at the bottom of the Cathedral there is a small room where you can see stained glass in video that tells us that mean the images on stained glass
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  • great thanks to our priest Deacon and our Bishop to survive these beautiful masses
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  • Very quiet Nice in prayer and to gather Serge and Emmanuelle
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