Cathedrale St-Jean, Perpignan

Must see · 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. Using our world travel planner, Perpignan attractions like Cathedrale St-Jean can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A surprise for everyone. The outside is quite plain but the interior is richly ornate. Discovered this by riding the little tourist train which revealed an area of the city that I was unaware of as...  more »
  • We can admire this architecte unique in Perpignan, so amazing for that, not far Tourism Office, there are some cafétéria and restaurant around.  more »
  • This is certainly a beautiful church worthy of exploring. You definitely get a feel that it was meant to be a bit bigger, but, it has a lot of amazing art in every nook and cranny. One really...  more »
  • BEAUTIFUL! There are various size candles for 1 or 2 euros. I go once a week to light candles for my loved ones and sit, pray and reflect for 10 minutes or more! Architecture and services are amazing. Built around a beautiful part of Perpignan.
  • Beautiful building, good old fashioned Catholicism.
  • A jewel full of history with a marvellous quarter of old houses around, worth a visit definitely
  • Stunning place to visit and walk round
  • Good to see but not must

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