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The Basilica of Saint-Sernin (Occitan: Basilica de Sant Sarnin) is a church in Toulouse, France, the former abbey church of the Abbey of Saint-Sernin or St Saturnin. Apart from the church, none of the abbey buildings remain. The current church is located on the site of a previous basilica of the 4th century which contained the body of Saint Saturnin or Sernin, the first bishop of Toulouse in c. 250. Constructed in the Romanesque style between about 1080 and 1120, with construction continuing thereafter, Saint-Sernin is the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, if not the world. The church is particularly noted for the quality and quantity of its Romanesque sculpture. In 1998 the basilica was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the description: World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.
Very large, monumental church - chatedrale, built in authanticate way
Beautiful church. Well worth visit. The entire neighborhood is being renovated in hopes of being selected as a UNESCO site.
The world's largest romanesque church shouldn't be misses on your visit to Toulouse. Entry is free, but you have to see the crypt and the choir section.
A place in which even agnosticists might 'feel' something. A place with a long and wonderful history. No one comes here by chance. It was an honour for me to come here.
Impressive building and and some great cafes around to enjoy the view from.
Beautiful paintings on walls and roof inside. Mosaic windows. Exceptional belltower.
The world's largest romanesque church shouldn't be missed on your visit to Toulouse. Entry is free, but you have to pay to see the crypt and the choir section.
Sacred place and at the same time so beautiful. It deserves a visit!
It’s one of the old cathedrals in Toulouse and I think one of the most famous there. Open for public and of course free of charge and you’ll hear mellifluous sounds coming from its doors even from outside the cathedral. It is close to the city center, Jeanne d’Arc metro station, and a number of restaurants and coffeeshops. However, the only down side of it is the explanations of the cathedral and things for the masses are only in French, which I don’t speak. I hope in the future the French would consider non-French speaking tourists in their public places.
An average church. Nothing extraordinary or spectacular. Easily forgotten. Can skip if you do not have the time. There are better ones around.