|Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona|
Catedral de Santa Maria de Girona
The cathedral with the lower Tower of Charlemagne, characterized by mullioned windows.
|Region||Roman Catholic Diocese of Girona|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
|Leadership||Msg. Francesc Pardo i Artigas|
|Location||Girona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Architectural style||Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque|
|Direction of façade||W|
|Length||85 metres (279 ft)|
|Width||90 metres (300 ft)|
|Width (nave)||22.98 metres (75.4 ft)|
|Height (max)||45 metres (148 ft)|
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. It has a width of 22 metres (72 ft). In size it is second only to St. Peter's Basilica. 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.
Images[change | change source]
Christ recumbent, sculptured by Domènec Fita i Molat.
Tapestry of Creation. At Treasury of Cathedral Museum.
References[change | change source]
- Official website of the Cathedral of Girona. "Chronology - Cathedral's history". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- Stef Levner, Let's Go Barcelona 3rd Edition (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004), p. 215
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website (Catalan) (Spanish) (English) (French)
- The Art of medieval Spain, A.D. 500-1200, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this cathedral (see index) (English)
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