Saint-Lizier Cathedrals

Saint-Lizier, France

Saint-Lizier Cathedral can refer to either of the two former co-cathedrals of the town of Saint-Lizier, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède de Saint-Lizier) and St. Lizier's Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Lizier de Saint-Lizier), dedicated to Saint Lycerius.

Saint-Lizier falls into two quite separate parts, each with its own cathedral. The lower part contains the old village around the Cathedral of Saint Lizier while the upper part, surrounded by ancient fortifications, includes the Bishop's Palace.

St. Lizier's Cathedral features an octagonal tower and attractive cloisters with a balcony and interesting carved stone decorations at the top of the columns. There are a large number of ancient (11th century) frescoes inside the cathedral.

The cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Routes of Santiago de Compostela.

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Founded: 1117
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Peter Fabian (3 years ago)
Historic place full of magic and mystery
Aju Joseph (5 years ago)
Well maintained and in the middle of the settlement
robb soucek (5 years ago)
Very cool, lots of really old artifacts
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