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Cathedrale Ste-Cecile

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Address: Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, Albi, France
Phone Number: 05-63-43-23-43
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Magnificent Cathedral

Ok so it is another large cathedral - what make sit special is its dominance over the town and lovely riverside location. It is worth crossing the river and seeing it from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok so it is another large cathedral - what make sit special is its dominance over the town and lovely riverside location. It is worth crossing the river and seeing it from the other side.

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Hornsby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it has already been said that this place is extraordinary I was still not prepared for the monumental size of the building and it's overwhelming power. It has been described as a fortress and, approaching it from the railway certainly reinforced that perspective. It was fascinating to see this amazing brick building showing the intrinsic strength in that material... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a bit of an aficionado of medieval churches and cathedrals and visit lots of them when I get the chance. There are many very beautiful cathedrals, but this has to rank as perhaps the most interesting I have seen. It is built of brick, which is unusual in itself - you can find out why if you get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unusual and impressive cathedral, that dominates the city from all quarters - more like a fortress than a religious building. The highlight however is the interior, with a wonderfully painted ceiling, a superb medieval carved screen and beautiful monuments throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral is something to behold, both from inside and out. The large paintings of the last judgement are fascinating, if not a bit strange to find inside a church.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This has to be one of the most impressive cathedrals' I have been in. It is a bricklayers dream from the outside but when you venture in the painting of every part is astonishing. made my jaw drop.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The cathedral is truly amazing, starting with the approach through ancient streets that have somehow managed to remain relevant to a working population and not become a museum. The cathedral itself, despite having restoration work underway to the choir (a unique feature of this cathedral) was welcoming and a real treat to visit. From the glorious brick building to the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Impressive building. Quite unusual for a cathedral from outside. Also very surprising paintings inside. A must see in Albi.

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Lots of people there but the inside of the cathedral is wonderfully decorated in contrast to the austere, fortress like exterior. Audio guide was well worthwhile

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The cathedral dominates the town of Albi and was built by the medieval ruling Catholic powers that be, as a warning and a means of controlling the local Cathars who were seen as heretics. The sheer scale of the building creates a symbol of power, oppression and control. On the inside the 'Doom Screen' continues this theme. It is a... More 

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