Lyon Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon) is a Roman Catholic church located on Place Saint-Jean in central Lyon, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon.
The cathedral was founded by Saint Pothinus and Saint Irenaeus, the first two bishops of Lyon. The cathedral is also known as a "Primatiale" because in 1079 the Pope granted to the archbishop of Lyon the title of Primate of All the Gauls with the legal supremacy over the principal archbishops of the kingdom. It is located in the heart of the old town (Vieux Lyon) and it backs up to the Saône river, with a large plaza in front of it and a metro stop nearby providing easy access to and from the city center.
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J S | Mar 8, 2018
This is a very impressive Church and Cathedral that is still a working Church. They have been on that spot since the ~400 AD. The ruins are on the North side of the Church. There were many volunteers working there. The church was under renovation but it looked like they had a choir getting ready to sing The Church currently standing is impressive. It has a fun plaza in front and some cute alleys to explore very near by.
Jishnu Rajeev | Feb 7, 2018
Visited during fete de Lumiere. Entire Lyon Town is a treat to watch during the night on fete de Lumiere days. Usually happens around first weekend of December. Must visit if one is around here during that time.
Franklin Paredes | Mar 1, 2018
Great romanic-gothic church in the heart of Vieux Lyon. This cathedral, built in the late middle age, in the XII century, was witness of several important events... two Ecumenical council, the marriage of Maria De Medicis and Henry IV and the "coronation" of a couple of Cardinals, one of them, the infamous Richelieu. Beautiful mosaic glass widows, an original astronimical clock ( still functional ) and even a little site museum in the north garden ate some of the must be seen of this historical monument.
Guy 7 | Aug 16, 2017
Beautiful cathedral. The best way they get there is to walk up the hill. It's a bit of exercise but its so worth it once you arrive.
Gus Pampillon | Feb 7, 2018
Very historical city. Great food options.
aravind Sivakumar | Jan 6, 2018
Nice place to visit. Historical clock and peaceful place
Ben Ammar Hichem | Jun 23, 2018
A very nice place to visit and dicover without moderation
Bilal Hikari | Jun 19, 2018
A glorious place to visit, the full view of Lyon from above is breathtaking.
Anthony Andrews | Jul 29, 2018
A favourite place of mine. Currently undergoing work inside and out, but beautiful. With things that you sometimes miss, but each time you see more.
Shirline Juay | Aug 3, 2018
From the top of the hill, this cathedral is the rose among the thorns. It is prominent and easy to spot.
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