Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 45° 45.675 E 004° 49.616
31T E 642070 N 5069144
Quick Description: Lyon Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Lyon, France, the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon.
Location: France
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 4:57:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2A73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Begun in the twelfth century on the ruins of a 6th century church, it was completed in 1476. It is a mix of romanesque and gothic architecture. Noteworthy are the two crosses to right and left of the altar, preserved since the council of 1274 as a symbol of the union of the churches, and the Bourbon chapel, built by the Cardinal de Bourbon and his brother Pierre de Bourbon, son-in-law of Louis XI, a masterpiece of 15th century sculpture.

The cathedral also has an astronomical clock from the 14th century.

Until the construction of the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, it was the pre-eminent church in Lyon.

(some text taken from wikipedia).
Place Saint-Jean

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Date founded or constructed: 1180

Web site: [Web Link]

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