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Cathedrale Ste-Cecile

Near place du Vigan | in the medieval center of town, Albi, France
05-63-43-23-43
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Albi
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Bucharest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Albi itself is a little gem of a town, the Cathedral is the main sparkle. Well worth a visit on the way to the Lavender Road. Inside one could see preserved the Southern Gothic Style architecture and the frescoes on the enormous vaulted ceiling comprise the largest and oldest ensemble of Italian Renaissance painting in France. This one stands out... More 

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kingsville ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Getting the audio tour will give you all sorts of inside information on how, when and why the cathedral was built. Well worth the extra!!

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Whitefish, Montana, USA
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It blew us away....the inside is not to be believed....the blus patterned painted walls are breath-taking. St. Cecelia's is now my favorite church in Europe....and that's saying a lot.

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Noosa, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The cathedral dominates the old city of Albi - which we visited almost be accident, but were so glad to have experienced. The cathedral is a riot of interesting features and provides a good audio tour to help understand the significance of what one is looking at. Allow a couple of hours for the cathedral, plus some time to explore... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With an unusual ornate, side entrance, this Gothic Cathedral, built in the 13th century, is the largest brick building in the world. With a most impressive exterior, the interior of this cathedral is like non other. The central choir, or choeur, is reserved for members of the religious order and is surrounded by a roodscreen with detailed filigree stone work... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The most imposing building in Albi, the Sainte-Cecile Cathedral is unique. Its bell tower (78m) dominates the city and the surrounding region like a medieval watchtower. The cathedral is the world's largest brick-built cathedral and with the Berbie Palace, these two monuments represent unique examples of brick-built architecture.

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wonderful city and the Toulouse Lautrec museum. We found good restaurants and nice places for a coffee or drink.

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

the audio guide is well worth using and the cathedral ranks with the best i've seen. great place to visit

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Last time we went was beautiful and atmospheric. This time just packed with noisy tourist parties, very unlike Albi

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Largest brick structure in Europe which is most impressive. Built beginning 1047 the interior is really nice with rock carved filigree, Last Judgement screens, etc. Well worth stopping by.

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