A masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, Basilique Saint-Sernin has undergone significant renovations over the past 40 years to make it a worthy pilgrimage site on the route of St. James. One of its main attractions is a contemporary bust sculpture of John Paul II. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the basilica features a bell tower, 12th-century mural paintings, a crypt, a treasure trove, and the can’t-miss marble altar dating back to 1096 CE, when it was directly consecrated by Pope Urban II. If you're lucky, you'll hear a talented organist play the circa 1888 grand Cavaillé-Coll organ. Arrange to visit Basilique Saint-Sernin and other attractions in Toulouse using our Toulouse holiday planner.
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Basilique Saint-Sernin reviews
The Basilica was stunning so much to see inside and just to walk around it beautiful structure so worth the visit
The Basilica was stunning so much to see inside and just to walk around it beautiful structure so worth the visit more »
If you're in Toulouse this is a must see. Even if you don't go inside, take some time to walk around the structure and marvel at the architecture. I would recommend you go in and take in the...
If you're in Toulouse this is a must see. Even if you don't go inside, take some time to walk around the structure and marvel at the architecture. I would recommend you go in and take in the... more »
One can see that the red brick of Toulouse has been used with this church. The church is a fine example of a basilica lit by windows in a gallery. There are great sculptures around the southern doorway and also in the interior. A wonderful Romanesque building.
Impressive Basilica with some amazing history. Would recommend reading about it before you go, so you know what you are seeing. I liked the fact that it was free to visit even though it is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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