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Basilique Saint-Sernin

Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 33 5-61-21-80-45
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Ranked #1 of 93 things to do in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Manama, Bahrain
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146 reviews 146 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything can be found on a one place - late Roman architecture, fantastic frescos, breathtaking interior, as well as reliquaries preserved for hundreds of years. I think it is also useful to read the legend of St. Saturnin (=Sernin) to better understand stories behind the historical places of Toulouse.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Upon entering you'll hear the organs playing then you start to take in the beauty of this church. I spent an hour just marveling over all the statues, art and architecture. I loved it so much, I went back the next day to show a colleague.

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Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is one must-see-before-you-die landmark in Toulouse. It is an absolutely mind-blowing example of late Roman cathedral architecture. The preservation condition is superb and sheer size and scope of this masterpiece cannot leave one indifferent. The organ is excellent as are the acoustics - listening to Bach music is a mind-blowing experience.

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Toulouse, France
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is on many of the city walking trails, so there are information boards by the entrance with all the historical facts and details of the site. As well as the interior, take some time to walk all the way round the outside and don't forget to look up. The steeple tower is an amazing piece of architectural design with... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you like Romanic style you should not loose this Basilica. It makes you go back in time and feel the atmosphere of a big religious temple in the middle age.

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Bournemouth
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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The tower dominates Toulouse and the space inside is awesome, literally. The outside is a mishmash of styles but the size of the interior leaves you breathless.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

History preserved...do not miss the Mother Mary Painting - --treasure to eyes..as well take time to visit the basement museum beneath the altar...lot of art work...bonanza for people with interest on historical art..St Pernin and upheaval of modern reliigion - very carefully preserved ...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful building very impressive, unfortunately we visited on a Sunday and there was a service taking place so could not fully appreciate the architecture and splendour. Useful brief history in English inside entrance. Well worth a visit

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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A large and beautifully decorated basilica in the heart of Toulouse offering plenty to see and observe. The crypts were some of the best we have seen in our journeys. Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours looking at if you have the time.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Much more impressive than Saint Étienne Cathedral. A perfect example of Romanesque architecture on a huge scale and using local materials.

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