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“Compulsory visit”

Basilica of Santa Maria
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Castello d'Empuries, Spain
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Compulsory visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Magnificent Cathedral in the ancient capital of the Counts of Empuries.
Built in the thirteenth century, in Gothic style, has endured wars, Tramontanas and the passage of time to the present day in magnificent condition.
Highlights include an interesting altar with alabaster altarpiece, its museum, its organ and a baptism font of one piece of the fifteenth century
Right behind it there is a lookout point from where you can appreciate the plain that runs to the sea.
Visit imperative if you are in the area

Visited August 2013
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Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya obl., Russia
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“Great example of the ancient architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Really beautiful and impressive place with a museum with some historical items and pieces of religious art (the entrance to the museum costs1 euro). It is the noticeable part of the ancient town Castello D'empuries which is worth to see entirely.

Visited September 2012
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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23 reviews
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

There is a novel called Cathedral of the Sea written about this basilica, loved it! Read it after my visit and want to go see it again through educated eyes

Visited June 2012
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Kingussie Scotland
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19 reviews
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“have a look inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Beautiful Basilica with perfect proportions, nice museum and albast windows

Visited April 2012
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