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Cathedrale St-Jean

Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
04-68-51-33-72
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Cape Town, South Africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When we entered this cathedral someone walked up to the organ and started playing the most beautiful music. It created such an air of serenity and peace in the church that we spent quite a bit of time there. Don’t walk past if you are in the area

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Edgware, London
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This cathedral has a very nice interior, you should also visit the chapel which has a crucifixion behind the alter, it really shows the pain and suffering of Christ. You need to go close to get the full effect.

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Perpignan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Now that the renovations are completed it is certainly worth a visit. Situated in the centre of Perpignan dating back to the 11th century.

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Gloucester
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32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The cathedral is a typical catholic one with large ornate side chapels and main altar. It was quiet and peaceful and worth going into.

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Delmar, New York
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Took in a Latin mass one Sunday. Beautiful chapels along each side of the large impressive Cathedral. Plenty of candles to light.

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uk
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This cathedral in perpignan beatuiful and worth a visit even for non religious people. There was a christening in when we arrived. The architecture is breathtaking. Good way to spend some time

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Preparations for a wedding were in full swing. The organist was playing and practising some songs. Women in their best frocks bringing in armfuls of flowers. Each of the half dozen or so churches we visited during our trip to Roussilon was different from the others and this was no exception. As usual we were amazed at the history of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nice place to pop not if you are walking around the city centre. As expected, lots of gilded carvings and statues - not easy to interpret but i guess it is a cathedral, not a tourist attraction after all..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We spent a lovely few hours in the city of Perpignan. Very picturesque, at the foothills of the Pyrenees. Easy day trip from Barcelona and very french in attitude. Loved wandering the streets and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere!

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Perpignan, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This Cathedral becomes lively each year, on a Good Friday, in the afternoon, with its famous Sanch Procession, a tradition that has its origin in the Year 1416. So the ideal time of the year to visit this Cathedral is on a Good Friday, commonly known as 'vendredi saint' in French.

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