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“Why Sould you Pay for a Place of Worship”

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
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US$199.01*
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Private 7-hour Trip in Girona by High Speed Train from Barcelona
Ranked #2 of 95 things to do in Girona
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Owner description: This 15th-century cathedral has the second-widest nave in the world.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Its a lovely looking building but for an entrance fee of 7 Euros it is a rip off. A number of people on our tour felt the same and would not pay to go in.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a really magnificent gothic cathedral. The sense of space inside is humbling, regardless of any religious preference, and the soaring arches in the knave and beautiful glass are remarkable. While you are there, though, don't miss the Treasury. Among the artefacts there are a papal bull from Pope Formosus mentioning Charlemagne and a Bible owned by Charles V. Also take the walk to the cloister - again, this is absolutely worth it. A most remarkable place to visit, and yes, if I am in Girona again, I would go back.

2  Thank VictorianDavid
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Girona cathedral is the main landmark in the city. Up on a hill it's really massive and well built and in good state. In a place in the center of the Jewish Quarter.

2  Thank Jordijordijordi
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Really beautiful catedral, in pretty city. Impressive hall, biggest gothic on the world.
Nice views, nice walking, only free entrance on Sunday.

1  Thank barcelonabp
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The atmosphere of its old town,unchanged for centuries and the wealth of artistic treasures make for an unforgettable experience,the high point of any visit to Catalonia.

A walk along its grey-brown walls can still evoke an impressive journey into the past. a good starting point for a visit is along the promenade of the river bank or in the view fromone of the bridges that span the river. The ochre and red shades of the facades of the houses lining the bank are reflected in the water,and the cathedral in its full glory dominates the scene.

Climb the three flights of 30 steps,breathtaking both literally and due to the sight of the magnificent urban landscape. The monumental flight of steps constructed in the 17th century leads past Gothic and Renaissance palaces including the Pia Almoina.

There is a surprise waiting for you,if you expect the magnificent facade of the cathedral to conceal a baroque interior,you will be surprised. On entry,the space is austere and sombre,however the interior decorations above the Romanesque alter is outstanding. The 'shrine-like' alter-piece is a masterpiece of the Spanish gold and silversmiths art,created between 1320 and 1358.

Above the alter piece is a work of art which is possibly even more exciting.... the silver Baldachin,once gilded. Before going onto further treasures of the cathedral,take some time out to reflect and appreciate the stained glass of the choir,which includes the oldest examples of this 14th century craft.

Its worth visiting Girona for the museum cathedral alone. The ecclesiastical treasures in the chapter-house are resplendent with exhibits worthy of a place in any major collection of medieval art. But the greatest attraction is the unique tapestry,12th century in remarkable condition,a masterpiece both for its skillful craft and its pictorial composition.

After enjoying so much art and culture,it is time for some fresh air and the place to get it is the picturesque Jardins de la Francesa,where you can get a wonderful view over the roofs of the towers.

2  Thank Eli B
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