Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse

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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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  • Definitely one of the many reasons to visit the old town. There is a lot to see here, so make sure you have enough time to see how Basilique Saint-Sernin's architecture amazing is. 
    Definitely one of the many reasons to visit the old town. There is a lot to see here, so make sure you have enough time to see how Basilique Saint-Sernin's architecture amazing is.  more »
  • They could sure build awe-imspiring churches 1,000 years ago! Outside it's a mix of the city's famous rose bricks along with some white ones. The interior has some amazing sculptures, especially... 
    They could sure build awe-imspiring churches 1,000 years ago! Outside it's a mix of the city's famous rose bricks along with some white ones. The interior has some amazing sculptures, especially...  more »
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  • Impressive place especially the passage around the altar area impresses enormously. There are many wonderful details to see such as relics. The tomb is accessible. Free access
  • I was just passing by from this place on cycle in evening and man I had to stop for few minutes to feel the beauty of this attractive place what my eyes were looking at. Please please take a walk near this church in evening/night you will be amazed with less crowded beauty 🥰

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