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Cathedrale St-Jean

Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Perpignan
Type: Religious Sites
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Althotgh it's free in a continent with countries famous for their stunning cathedrals,this one is very bland. I also don't recommend Perpignan, as it's a port with its best days behind it and is a bit of dump to be honest.

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Albinyana, Spain
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Cathedrale itself is a beautiful building, parts of which is being restored at the moment, inside it maintains many of the original frecoes and wonderful stained glass windows. We were lucky enough to be treated while we were there to a morning concert of bell ringing. Very enjoyable and Free which is always an added bonus!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

History comes alive here, but it needs some interpretation locally. If you don't have a guidebook, you'll miss a lot.

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