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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Baunataler
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Kassel, Germany
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Kassel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Incredible to see interior and exterior. Stained glass windows and 13 sites of the life of Jesus. Also beautiful chapels of saints and local people

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

A very good example of the extensive network of small cathedrals in this part of the country. Organ practice accompanied our visit. The stations of the Cross were especially notable and beautiful, taking you around the entire church in a great tour.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It smells mouldy in there but is huge and has great religious statues and paintings ideal for someone who is interested in religion and history.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Perpignan every year for about 10 years and had never been to the Cathèdrale Saint-Jean until now. It is the most stunningly beautiful place, the architecture and the stained glass windows are absolutely breath taking. There are candles on your right as you enter which you can light in memory of a loved one - these cost... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This cathedral, like many European ones I find oppressively dark. It is full of religious relics, reredos, chapels and wall paintings but their true wealth is impossible to appreciate. The restored Campanella tower is splendid on the right of the West front.

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