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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #15 of 85 attractions in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.
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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lots of limks to the past represented in a fairly austere interior. Looks dominant from the outside. Great accoustics if you have the chance to see a concert here or listen to the organ

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atlanta
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Located in the same square as the Hotel de Ville. Right in the center of shopping. Large bell tower. worth a look in, nice stained glass.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's the main cathedral of Bordeaux and set on a lovely square so you'll be hard pressed not to visit - and why wouldn't you? It's a fantastic piece of history even if you're otherwise not much interested in religion/churches. Thankfully it's not cluttered with the usual ornamental angels and baroque gold plating and therefore feels airy and almost zen-like.

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Valencia, California
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were impressed with the cathedral and the great job they are doing cleaning it up. Well worth a visit. Need to go back to see it when completed.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The cathedral, with its two elegant, distinctive spires, has a commanding view over the city. The main façade is brilliant in its detail , particularly the amazing rose-window which actually looks almost as beautiful from the outside as from the inside. Above the main entrance, detailed sculptures show important events of Christianity such as the Last Supper and Christ triumphant.... More

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new rochelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The cathedral is certainly impressive, however what makes it all the more impressive is to see the work that is being done to restore it to its former glory. The restoration just how magnificent it was when it was first built. Also, the square it beautiful as well, especially at night when the cathedral is lit

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Fuerteventura
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

As people have said there are more spectacular cathedrals and churches in France and elsewhere, but the huge nave is quite spectacular and there is a great feeling of space because the nave is so tall. It is definitely worth a short visit. Thankfully it is free, unlike the rip-off charges in the UK to visit cathedrals. It is very... More

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Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I loved the age of this not overly impressive cathedral. It still has the "wow" factor though. Once you step inside there was a feeling of this being a sacred place. So much to see and appreciate. outside in the square on weekends there was a small group of market stalls which were a foodies delight.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a beautiful old building full of interest and history. Excellent restoration work continuing to take place. Very grand and well cared for.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is the main cathedral in town, and is quite an impressive construction. Typically ornate on the inside, the outside is progressively being sand-blasted and will be quite extraordinary when finished. Some of the work on the exterior is superb

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