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Basilique Saint-Sernin

Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
33 5-61-21-80-45
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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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English first
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Don't miss a visit here. The place is steeped in history and a stop on the Saint Jacques de Compastol route

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Charlotte
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Hard to understand how a building of this size and beauty was constructed beginning in the 5th century knowing what it takes to build a modern building. Not to be missed.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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263 reviews 263 reviews
180 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The main attraction at this church is probably its exterior with some stunning roof lines, portals, capitals and carvings. The church is said to to be the largest Romanesque Church in Europe. It is made with red brick and white stone accents -- typical of the architecture of the Pink City. The high altar is the only surviving part of... More

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Fife
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Alright, but not much more to say. Couldn't really spend very long here, and there is an extra charge to visit the crypts (2 Euros). A few busts with information about each saint.

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Edgware, London
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Look at the 'wedding cake' steeple before entering and at the alter inside. The story of it's name and origin may just be 'bull' !

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ontario
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193 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A wonderful site which can trace its origin back as far as the Romans. Make sure you take the 2 euro crypt visit, it is worth while.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Large Romanesque basilica church, which we visited briefly on the way to somewhere else in Toulouse before it closed at the end of the afternoon. As a fluent French speaker, I was able to understand the info about it, but I agree with the other reviewers that as there are so many visitors to Toulouse from elsewhere, it would be... More

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Dallas, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This Romanesque church was built along the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in the early middle ages and profited greatly from its location. There are extensive points of information all through the basilica, no doubt elucidating its history, the significance of the various works of sacred art and the construction. These helpful bits of information would be much more... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Built between 1075-1220 Basilique Saint-Sernin is an extremely large gem of a Romanesque site. Imposing and solid yet elegant and simple it's lines are pure Romanesque poetry both inside and out. Truly a treat!

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A basilica is a church with some historical designation that warranted the pope to give is special significance. This is indeed a special place to go and visit - and to read up on the history of Saturnius, to whom is is dedicated, but also of some local saints. It is well worth to go around, look at the magnificient... More

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