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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  • St. Mary's Cathedral is a Gothic building whose rise began precisely in 1213, with the work continued the following centuries, according to the vicissitudes of men and time, to be completed in the 15th century and be completed in the 19th century by the addition of the two towers, top of 85 meters. Inside, with the hunt for the patron saint of the city, St. Leo, you'll see a furniture and a rich ornamentation. Notice, in the south transept, beautiful key-shaped nave, which symbolizes the maritime character of the city. Don't miss the adjacent to the Cathedral cloister. It dates from 1240. Classified Historical Monuments by list of 1862. Classified world heritage of UNESCO since 1998 to the title of the paths of-James in France (Soulac Lane).
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  • Gothic style with magnificent stained-glass windows. Spectacular reflections inside. You should also visit the cloister.
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  • Visit of bayonne and its architecture. The tour is very well. We arrived at an office. So we came back. The inside is very good, the stained glass windows are very beautiful.
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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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