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Stunning

Striking abbey in the mediaeval heart of the market town. Romanesque architecture with beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Nilindy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Unusual Cathedral

A massive Romanesque structure which has three large domes over the sanctuary and five octagonal... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Zuzka E
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Glendale, California
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If some XIIth century churches in "romano-byzantine style" remains in the South-West of France, only 2 abbey can be visited. Souillac and Fontcombaud where are the graves of Richard Lion Heart and his relatives . So if you are near Souillac don't miss this building...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Striking abbey in the mediaeval heart of the market town. Romanesque architecture with beautiful carvings adorning the interior. Informative leaflet available in English and other languages at entrance.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nilindy
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Attended Mass in a wonderful place that has been celebrating this for hundreds and hundreds of years, amazing organ music.....controlled by the priest on an iPad.... classic

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rod S
Reviewed October 30, 2017

A massive Romanesque structure which has three large domes over the sanctuary and five octagonal chapels surrounding the apse. Quite impressive.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Zuzka E
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We visited this church while waiting for the museum next door to open after lunch. The detailed stone carvings were excellent. It's definitely worth the visit if you are already in Souillac.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank bobpublic
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Fabulous old architecture. Amazing acoustics, really could hear a pin drop. Beautiful features inside.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

An unexpectedly (to us) old and interesting architecture with byzantine influence. Also fascinating reliefs and carvings.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Large and very impressive old church in the middle of town. Souillac itself has some nice bits but is not really that stunning.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cricketdad
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We rented a car and drove around the area stopping periodically when something looked interesting. Souillac is a cute small town with this imposing church and abbey which used to house Benedictine monks. There are some impressive sculptures inside and the domes are decorated inside...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Doc2369
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Rather plain and simple church but worth a look as its next door to the Museum in an interesting old town.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Eileen C
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