Bastia Cathedral

Bastia, France

Bastia Cathedral (Pro-cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bastia) is a former Roman Catholic cathedral on the island of Corsica.

The former Bastia Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Mary, was built from 1495 onwards, with major reconstruction at the beginning of the 17th century. Behind the church stands the chapel of Sainte-Croix, known for its exuberantly decorated interior and for the figure of Christ des Miracles, venerated by the people of Bastia, and discovered floating in the waters of the Mediterranean in 1428 by two fishermen.

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Founded: 1495
Category: Religious sites in France

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Marco Mozzini (5 months ago)
Beautiful church inside the citadel, rich in history, traditions, and peculiarities. The history of the statue which is carried in procession every year is splendid. Definitely worth a visit, recommended.
Jean-Luc VILEMOT (9 months ago)
Cathedral quite plain from the outside but with superb painting under beautiful arcades. You can admire the Holy Virgin in silver there. One of the most famous statues in Corsica.
Tomasz Filipowski (2 years ago)
Old cathedral. Beautifully decorated inside. History in a nice setting. Interesting location in the old part of the city. Access through narrow streets. Worth a visit.
Jerome Moutonnet (2 years ago)
Very beautiful cathedral located at the entrance of the citadel. Push the door to spend a few minutes there ....... It's nice
Benoît Globeur (2 years ago)
Rather well maintained 17th century Roman cathedral in the baroque style.
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