Cathedrale St-Jean, Perpignan

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A Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon, Cathedrale St-Jean dates back to the 12th century. The Bourbon chapel is widely considered a masterpiece of 15th-century sculpture. In the cathedral sits the 14th-century Lyon astronomical clock, a sophisticated, highly sculptural mechanical clock featuring moving celestial bodies and religious figures. The two crosses to the right and left of the altar symbolize the union of the two churches. Also look for the grand cathedral organ with 30 stops, three keyboards of 54 notes, and pedals for 27. The ornate front elevation of the cathedral stands as a prime example of French Gothic architecture. Using our world travel planner, Perpignan attractions like Cathedrale St-Jean can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Perpignan France enough feel to Spain where the town hall near to a cathedral. It was a rustic interior decor is. This is the heart of the old town.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Very large with a large space Cathedral if columns on the inside. It is a pity that not coordinate visits with explanations that would facilitate a better understanding of the details of the Cathedral
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  • October 3, 2017
    The Cathedral is rich in religious ornaments with an incredible organ! We admired the nave and the altar; different from that of Narbonne and Béziers Cathedral
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