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The cathedral is the main church of the bishopric. This monument stands not only for its religious meaning, but also for its cultural and artistic heritage.

From the early Romanesque church (1070-1163) still remain the three apses, the bell tower, the cloister, the cellar and the canon’s dining hall, which is currently the Hall of the Holy Martyrs. The current cathedral is an example of Gothic architecture, and it was started at the end of the 13th century and completed in the 17th century. To the left of the transept, there is the Chapel of La Mercè, with a Baroque altarpiece. To the right, there is a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Claustre, dating from the 12th century, and which is catalogued as one of the most important Catalan Romanesque sculptures.

The door leading out into the Church square is a neo-classical design (1780) with a relief of Saint Augustine in ecstasy. And in the Palace square there is a Baroque façade of the Assumption (1769). The Episcopal Palace is in the same square.


9.00 am -1.00 pm and 4.00 pm- 8.00 pm
Holidays: 8.00 am -1.00 pm and 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Download the Cathedral’s brochure: Cathedral-Eng_fra