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The Girona Cathedral

The cathedral of Girona is the province's - and perhaps one of the world's - most important Gothic monument. The shrine was built between the 14th and 17th centuries on various successive religious buildings.

Its most salient feature is the immensity of its single Gothic nave, the construction of which was an almost unimaginable challenge for the period's master builders. Indeed, although originally three naves were planned, it was finally decided to build a single nave nearly 23 metres wide - perhaps the broadest Gothic nave ever built.

The Cathedral Museum contains two of the most significant works of medieval European art: the Creation Tapestry, an immense piece depicting various scenes of the Creation, and the Beatus, a manuscript decorated with tiny illustrations dating from the year 975, considered the richest of the codices reproducing the Beatus of Liébana's Apocalypse.

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Santa Maria Cathedral

Plaça de la Catedral, Girona, Spain

Area: Beyond Barcelona
Opening hours: The Cathedral museum is open from 10 to 20h
Prices: Paying entry
Phone: 972 21 44 26
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Santa Maria Cathedral
Mark Henderson (3 Jun 2008 - 18:46)
There is a charge to enter the Cathedral but it is well worth it and includes a self-guide tour.

You cant miss the enormity of the single span of the nave but don't miss the little side chaples containing some familiar saints (St. George) and some less well known (St Dalmatius). The cloisters are well worth spending time in. I was fascinated by the carvings on the pillars.
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2 comments

  1. Santa Maria Cathedral - Mark Henderson (3 Jun 2008 - 18:46)

    There is a charge to enter the Cathedral but it is well worth it and includes a self-guide tour.

    You cant miss the enormity of the single span of the nave but don't miss the little side chaples containing some familiar saints (St. George) and some less well known (St Dalmatius). The cloisters are well worth spending time in. I was fascinated by the carvings on the pillars.

  2. the shop - william shakespeare (24 Jul 2007 - 14:54)

    is rubbish

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