Girona Cathedral

Coordinates: 41°59′15″N 2°49′35″E / 41.98750°N 2.82639°E / 41.98750; 2.82639
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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.
AffiliationRoman Catholic
RegionRoman Catholic Diocese of Girona
RiteRoman Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
LeadershipMsg. Francesc Pardo i Artigas
Year consecrated1038[1]
LocationGirona, Catalonia, Spain
Geographic coordinates41°59′15″N 2°49′35″E / 41.98750°N 2.82639°E / 41.98750; 2.82639
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Groundbreaking1015 (1015)[1]
Completed18th century
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)
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". Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. 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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