Fodor's Expert Review Catedral de Santa Maria

La Seu d'Urgell Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

This 12th-century cathedral is the finest in the Pyrenees, and the sunlight casting the rich reds and blues of Santa Maria's southeastern rose window into the deep gloom of the transept is a moving sight. The 13th-century cloister is famous for the individually carved, often whimsical capitals on its 50 columns, crafted by the same Roussillon school of masons who carved the doorway on the church of Santa Maria in Ripoll. Don't miss the haunting, 11th-century chapel of Sant Miquel or the Diocesan Museum, which has a collection of striking medieval murals from various Pyrenean churches and a colorfully illuminated 10th-century Mozarabic manuscript of the monk Beatus de Liébana's commentary on the apocalypse.

Museum/Gallery Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Pl. del Deganat
La Seu d'Urgell, Catalonia  25700, Spain

973-353242

www.museudiocesaurgell.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €3, includes museum , Closed Sun.

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