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Cathedrale St-Jean

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Address: Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
Phone Number: 04-68-51-33-72
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Beautiful cathedral with amazing stained glass and an ornate organ. My son who lived in Perpignan wanted to show us the statues on the courtyard but it was closed

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rochelle, Illinois
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exterior of the cathedral is not very prepossessing, but it's huge inside, with interesting side altars (including a picture of Our Lady of Guinea, a gift from the twinned diocese of Kankan - yes, really!) The chairs were gathered in the front of the cathedral, but a strict female custodian was not averse at shouting at our seven-year-old not... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral with amazing stained glass and an ornate organ. My son who lived in Perpignan wanted to show us the statues on the courtyard but it was closed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit. The interior is much bigger than the exterior would suggest. This is a free to enter cathedral, and we were lucky enough to hear the organ being played. The acoustics were amazing.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to find such a big middle age cathedral in a quite small city. One understands it when one gets to the tomb of the almost unknown King of Majorca who ruled that part of France at the beginning of the 14th century. Enjoy!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice cathedral in a small town in Southern France. It took almost two centuries to build it. It should be impressive building in those years when it was build. I do not know how many people lived in Perpignan in those years. It should be show of power in those times. And it was build when Perpignan was part... More 

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Kassel, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Old Roman Catholic cathedral worth a visit, situated in the old city of Perpignan, built in the 14th-15th century.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The internal is really huge, and contains a lot of different altars, each dedicated to a different saint, with lot of decorations. Impressive. Curious to see some statues with actual dresses. Nice bell tower with the top in artistically shaped iron.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

words can not describe the amazing sense of beauty and being inside of this building. I'm not a holy person but being inside of this historic building has an amazing calm and peace that comes with it. It may have been the time of year or the lack of people in the buildign with me but as I look back... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The designs of all altars inside the church are amazing. All of them are in gold with amazing sculptures and statuses. The ceiling of the church is amazing arches and the exterior of the church is unique with golden decorations on the tower. Worth a visit as well as the area around is worth some of the time. Went to... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Sorry no photos as there was an event at the Cathedral and no photos were permitted. It is a beautiful building which I have visited before some many years ago but again, I was taken by the grace and form of the building. Interesting architecture, Gothic style I think but I might be wrong, anyway, it's very nice. This part... More 

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