Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
4.5
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This 15th-century cathedral has the second-widest nave in the world.
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,377 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The 5 euro entrance fee includes an audio guide as well as admission to the nearby Sant Feliu Basilica. The cathedral is absolutely massive - one of the tallest naves in Europe. The stonework is a true feat of engineering - it is easy to see the differences in construction/stone work throughout the building as additions were made throughout the centuries. The cloisters were wonderful. Be sure to appreciate the silversmith craftsmanship in/around the altar. The entrance fee also includes the attached museum which is a stunning collection from the treasury. The audio guide is excellent - easy to use and follow in conjunction with map/plan of the cathedral. I found there was just the right amount of information provided.
Written January 27, 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,817 contributions
Sep 2019
As with all of the cathedrals I have visited in Europe, this cathedral is a marvel of architecture both inside and out. I found the stain glass inside of this cathedral to be particularly stunning. The light brought in from through the stained glass contrasted with the somewhat dark interior of the main cathedral. The cathedral also includes a lovely exterior cloister which is very serene in its simplicity. A highlight for me was viewing the incredibly detailed and preserved tapestry which dates back to the early 12th Century. Upon leaving the cathedral I enjoyed counting the 90 steps from the cathedral down to the street in front of the cathedral.
Written April 12, 2020
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Amjschmitz
Chicago, IL112 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
So this is probably the main draw in Girona, and probably was even before Game Of Thrones, but I think it deserves to be. It’s a very beautiful cathedral inside and out. And it’s absolutely massive. Seeing it on the outside is impressive but walking around inside is just as awe inspiring.

I wouldn’t say it is particularly unique in regards to what other European cathedrals offer, but i am not of the “seen one, seen em all” variety of tourist. I like to see them all and this didn’t disappoint. Our ticket also included admission to the nearby basilica.

My only tip would be to try to see this in the off-season or at least not a prime hour. We had very little to compete with in terms of crowds but swarms of tourists could easily make visiting this a little harder to appreciate the way it deserves.
Written February 6, 2020
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Daryl H
Durango, CO6 contributions
May 2020
We visited Girona during the so called flower festival. The locals do their best to decorate with paper birds on strings, some potted plants that looked like they came from Home Depot were sitting on the stone steps. Tourists were in this huge line going up into a cathedral looking building to view something that just had to be spectaculer! When we finally entered this small there rop[ed off was a display of old light bulbs on the floor in the shap of flowers! We couldn't believe our eyes! It was like the silliest thing you have ever seen! We have rooms booked but aren't allowede to drive up to the hotel because of the F. Festival. We drag suitcases for blocks on cobble stone and climb up stairways for blocks to get to the Desk to check in. Only to be told , you check in here but have to haul your luggage blocks more to your building! Arriving, the room is up several staircases so narrow you couldn't pass anyone on it. Then to top off this wonderful festival that is a total joke , we have to park our car on the edge of town and walk in pouring rain . When we are ready to leave we discover they have towed our car to a location about 30 minutes out of the city! With the cab ride, the parking ticket and the tow bill, it cost us about $400 to get our car back! This place is a joke! Avoid it at all cost!
Written January 11, 2021
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Gaurav S
Glasgow, UK362 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is such a big Cathedral (don't compare with Barcelona cathedral) this is little bit old style and having more arterfacts inside. Overall good, worth taking the audio guide. Don't need to book in advance.
Written January 21, 2020
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MargiSu
Holmfirth, UK921 contributions
Dec 2019
This building is an amazing sight and stands high above the town with 96 steep steps up to the main façade.

The climb is well worth the visit to this magnificent cathedral which has the widest Gothic nave in the world and the second widest of any Church after that of Saint Peter’s in Rome.

Building started in the 11th century and continued into the 13th century, of the original edifice only the cloister and a bell tower remain.

There are interesting arts of work in the treasury and museum which are well worth visiting.
Written January 16, 2020
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Beansbell
Salisbury, UK51 contributions
Aug 2020
€7 entry fee (some guides say it free on Sundays - it isn’t). Worth every cent - the treasury is fascinating and the cloisters are beautiful. Great models explain the evolution of the building from the original Roman temple.
Written August 10, 2020
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Steve J
London, UK1,111 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a beautiful cathedral which is a must see on the walk around the old town. It’s a good place to start your walk as it’s on the further edge of the old town and you can make your way from there to the centre. The gardens alongside the cathedral are well worth a walk and get missed by many who stay around the cathedral square.

It’s busy during the day with a mix of GoT fans and tours as well as more general tourists but time your visit either end of the day and it’s much quieter. A night it’s a great place to visit too
Written March 22, 2020
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Steve R
Temecula, CA2,121 contributions
Jan 2020
Of course they filmed Game Of Thrones here on the steps but it is much more than that. Wonderful little square at the bottom and beautiful church. If you can have a guide show you around and get a bunch of great history about the church and Girona in general.
Written January 13, 2020
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BDavis1236
Westland, MI1,793 contributions
Nov 2019
I will try to review this place without mentioning Game of Thrones.
Oops.
Beautiful place...make sure you have your cardio so you can make it to the top of the long staircase in front of it.
Great photo op.
By the way, Girona is a great city to walk around.
Written February 23, 2020
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