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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Xavier Llobet (13 months ago)
Una joia arquitectònica. Visita molt recomanable.
Marie-Antoinette Degeilh (13 months ago)
Mon job d'été qui a duré le plus longtemps Hors saison groupes scolaires, clubs sportifs, seniors... J'ai vraiment adoré cette période de ma vie
Pierre -Yves (13 months ago)
Top, beau cloitre
Gerry McGuire (14 months ago)
Awesome architecture old old ancienne very d
Linda L'hernault (14 months ago)
Monument magnifique à voir il ne manque plus qu'une visite guidée pour voir les pièces auxquelles on a pas accès.
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