Santa Maria Cathedral
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.
Santa Maria CathedralPlaça 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