Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste1759 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:45 pm]
- Address: Place Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
- Timings: 08:15 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: 33-660835397
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
The seat of the Archbishop of Lyon, this Roman Catholic church boasts at least one historically significant wedding – that of King Henry IV to Marie de Medici. Contraction, which finished in 1476, happened on site of three previous churches that stood here, a Church of the Holy Cross, a St. Stephens Church and a baptistery. While most of the church is Gothic (nave with flying buttresses, Chapel of the Bourbons) the apse and the choir ar Romanesque. Check out the 13th century stained glass windows and the 14th century astronomical clock in the north Transept. The clock, imitating Strasbourg’s, is widely revered as a technical marvel, chimes at 1200, 1400, 1500 and 1600 as figures of Switzerland, Gabriel, Marie and the Holy Spirit move about. Enjoy the views of the city from the top. Light a candle for a close one. At the pretty square outside, you’ll find restaurant, crepes and ice creams.
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste Travel Tips
- Check out the choir school, treasury and archaeological garden containing the remains of the older churches adjoining the main church.
- Guided tour available for free.
- Wheelchair accessible.
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste Hours
- Opening time : Easter Monday ,Whit Monday -1pm.
How to Reach Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
- Vieux Lyon Metro Station
- Jeremy Galvan
- Restaurant Le Vieux Lyon
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79.99% of people who visit Lyon include Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
31.03% of people start their Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
67.37% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
People normally club together Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere and Museum Of Gallo-roman Civilization Or The Odeon And The Roman Amphitheatre while planning their visit to Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste.