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La Seu d'Urgell Cathedral

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La Seu d'Urgell Cathedral

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Dutch Wanderlust wrote a review Aug 2020
Belgium874 contributions178 helpful votes
While we stopped in La Seu d'Urgell to make use of the Tesla Supercharger, we strolled into the small old town and surprised to see the old Cathedral nicely tucked away. The cathedral was not open but love to return some day for a more lenghly visit to this beautiful old town on the border with Andorra.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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BethanieKay wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne Beach, Florida1,284 contributions328 helpful votes
For a couple Euros, you can visit this unique cathedral, which is the only Romanesque cathedral in Catalonia.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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steve o wrote a review Oct 2019
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom94 contributions42 helpful votes
The cathedral is possibly the only remaining romanesque cathedral in this part of europe. Few windows that are high and small andmassive walls this place had other functions. Not as big as it appears from outside. The cloisters are a peacful space
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ALISON H wrote a review Sep 2019
Harrogate, United Kingdom561 contributions200 helpful votes
Your entry ticket covers both the cathedral , the museum and the cloisters . These are which you see first ; the sense of peace and tranquillity is overwhelming . Don't miss the museum which houses many religious artefacts from churches around the region and displays explaining the techniques used to create medieval manuscripts , some restored murals and a collection of Madonnas and Child . Unfortunately the audio visual installation wasn't working but we had really come to admire the romanesque cathedral and its smaller chapel of St Michael . Restoration has been excellent and very little decoration made , which might detract from the wonderful architecture . The town has some ancient arcades , the palace of the Bishop , who is ex officio , one of the co-princes of Andorra . Its other attraction is the canal with artificial rapids constructed for the Barcelona Olympic canoe and kayak events , which still attracts exponents of those sports .
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Date of experience: August 2019
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T-SGlobetrotters wrote a review Jul 2019
Preston, United Kingdom2,216 contributions724 helpful votes
The only way to access the Cathedral is to purchase a €4 ticket which provides access to the building plus the adjoining cloister and the adjacent museum. The Cathedral itself is simple and elegant. It is stripped back to reflect its original Romanesque origins which is very effective but will take no more than 10 minutes of your time. On three sides of the cloister the capitals are all twelfth century originals, each capital has a unique carving and the detail is exquisite; the fourth side was destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th century but this has none of the original detail and is relatively plain. Unfortunately there have also been some modern additions which spoil the ambiance a little. The museum is housed over three floors but unless you have a real interest in ecclesiastical art, this might prove quite dull. The Cathedral and cloisters are worth a visit providing you are happy to pay the €4 entry.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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