Girona Cathedral

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Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona
Catedral de Santa Maria de Girona
Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona
The cathedral with the lower Tower of Charlemagne, characterized by mullioned windows.
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
RegionRoman Catholic Diocese of Girona
RiteRoman Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
LeadershipMsg. Francesc Pardo i Artigas
Year consecrated1038[1]
Location
LocationGirona, Catalonia, Spain
Geographic coordinates41°59′15″N 2°49′35″E / 41.98750°N 2.82639°E / 41.98750; 2.82639Coordinates: 41°59′15″N 2°49′35″E / 41.98750°N 2.82639°E / 41.98750; 2.82639
Architecture
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Groundbreaking1015 (1015)[1]
Completed18th century
Specifications
Direction of façadeW
Length85 metres (279 ft)
Width90 metres (300 ft)
Width (nave)22.98 metres (75.4 ft)
Height (max)45 metres (148 ft)
Website
catedraldegirona.org
View of Girona Cathedral
Plan of the church.

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Girona, located in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Its interior includes the widest Gothic nave in the world.[2] It has a width of 22 metres (72 ft).[2] In size it is second only to St. Peter's Basilica.[2] By comparison, the width of the nave of Reims is 14.65 metres (48.1 ft), Saint-Étienne de Sens, 15.25 metres (50.0 ft) m and 12 metres (39 ft), in Notre Dame de Paris.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Official website of the Cathedral of Girona. "Chronology - Cathedral's history". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Stef Levner, Let's Go Barcelona 3rd Edition (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004), p. 215

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