Girona Cathedral

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Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona
Santa Maria de Girona
Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona

The cathedral with the lower Tower of Charlemagne, characterized by mullioned windows.

Basic information
Location Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Geographic coordinates 41°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
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rite Latin rite
Region Roman Catholic Diocese of Girona
Year consecrated 1038[1]
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Leadership Msg. Francesc Pardo i Artigas
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Direction of façade W
Groundbreaking 1015 (1015)[1]
Length 85 metres (279 ft)
Width 90 metres (300 ft)
Width (nave) 22.98 metres (75.4 ft)
Height (max) 45 metres (148 ft)
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. "Chronlogy - 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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