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Cathedrale St-Jean, Perpignan

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Church Historic Site
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. Put Cathedrale St-Jean at the forefront of your travel plans using our Perpignan trip itinerary maker.
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  • Very pretty Cathedral refined and own a very good moment of Perpignan visit to lovers of stone
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  • Taking into account that the Gothic like me and I love cathedrals such as Santa María del Mar or Notre Dame, I thought this was poor on the outside, since it is unfinished and has no almost elements of embellishment. Inside is another thing, that Yes, with an amplitude of one impressive nave by its width and its height. There are some pretty spectacular altarpiece in the side chapels. In summary, if you are in Perpignan id and enter; specifically, go not. I much agree with the views of the tourist guide Michelin, this guide lists this Cathedral with a star (3 is the maximum). I agree.
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  • Stop in for a respite, enjoy the gothic architecture and the old romanesque cathedral attached. I was welcomed by the bishop at the door.  more »

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