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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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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Get an Albi town pass at the Tourist Center. Take your time going through this magnificent building.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Cathedrale Ste-Cecile is amust to visit while in Albi. There is so much to see inside that an audio guide or guided tour is amust.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Gorgeous cathedral with an amazing history, definitely worth going here, it's absolutely stunning and the town is lovely too, with old buildings and bridges. I felt like I travel back to the medieval times :) I definitely recommend this place for a day's visit at least. Oh and the marche is wonderful too!!!!

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Vaduz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very well restored and well kept religious monument, which is very impressive still today. A combination of military architecture and religious medieval style. Astonishing frescoes of hell and paradise.

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Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As the largest brick built building in the world, you need to see it to get the full sense of the achievements of the construction. It was breathtaking in its beauty and sheer magnitude. Inside was surprisingly light and again breathtaking. Lots of cafes around the area where you can sit and just stare! Shopping in the immediate area is... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I'd heard, and seen about Albi cathedral a few years ago, on a Dan Kruickshank programme, adventure in architecture, finally got the chance to go, a cathedral that is as much a fortress as a place of worship, we walked across the river to view the full majesty of the building first, impressive now, and must have been even more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Cathedral is beautiful and the stone lace like screen is mind boggling. The audio guide is useful.

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I could feel no uplifting experience from this dark and gloomy building. It made me feel amazed at the power of the Catholic Church in times of poverty to put so much wealth into this dd brick building. From other cathedrals you feel enriched and thrilled, not yere

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