Sainte-cecile Cathedral Of AlbiCurrently Open [Closes at 06:15 pm]
- Address: 5 Boulevard Général Sibille, 81000 Albi, France
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:15 pm Details
- Phone: +33-563432343
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Church, Point Of Interest
Sainte-Cecile Cathedral of Albi is a majestic cathedral, one that leaves you awestruck. The construction of the cathedral was started in 1282 and took over 200 years to get completed. The entire structure is built using only bricks and is known to be the largest brick building in the world. The cathedral exemplifies Southern Gothic style of architecture and has many captivating features. These include the 256 feet tall bell-tower, 60 feet wide Gothic nave, the grand doorway, and many small chapels. The magnificent interiors of the chapel will leave you spellbound. The polychrome statues, the filigree stone work, and the murals showcase skillful craftsmanship. A building that makes for a spectacular sight to behold, this is a must visit place when you are in the neighborhood.
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Wonderful and imposing cathedral. Quite a different exterior, being made of brick. Lots to see inside. Relics of saints, amazing and at times horrifying artwork on the walls. Well worth a look.
Austere brick exterior does not prepare you for the inside, which is really impressive. Admission free but if you want to see the most interesting part, the Choir, you will have to pay 5 Euros for admission and an audio guide. Lots of other fascinating places to wander around in Albi as well.
An interesting church, it’s a must see in Albi. It’s in the city center and surrounded by many small shops and restaurants. I love the mixed colored walls, it’s amazingly painted. Some walls also you can see it has a 3D arts. However the church was built around 666 to 667. It’s a huge church and every corner is a piece of art. It has a wonderful garden inside.
Very well worth the visit, could have done with more time
What a stunning Cathedral. An absolute must if visiting Albi.