La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral, Catalan Pyrenees

The Cathedral of Santa Maria d’Urgell, called Cathedral of la Seu d’Urgell is the seat of the diocese and is dedicated to Saint Mary. It is one of the jewels of the Pyrenees Romanesque.

Seu d’Urgell Cathedral came into view

Seu d’Urgell Cathedral came into view

La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

The Cathedral of Urgell is considered unique within the Catalan Romanesque for the Italianate-style features on the ornaments of its facade.

Façade of La Seu de Urgell Cathedral

Façade of La Seu de Urgell Cathedral

The cathedral was constructed in the 1116, and is therefore one of the oldest cathedrals in Catalonia.

Corridor of the cathedral

Corridor of the cathedral

The cloister has decorations with plant and human figure motifs in the capitals.

Capitals of the corridor

Capitals of the corridor

Main altar and the altarpiece of Mother of God

Main altar and the altarpiece of Mother of God

The cathedral is dedicated to Virgin of Urgell, patron of the city, a statue of a Virgin Mary from the 13th century. The Virgin of Urgell is also called the Virgin of Andorra.

Holly Cross of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

Holly Cross of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

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Original paintings at the apse of San Miguel

The cathedral has a basilica ground plan with three naves and a transept with five apses. The stained glass windows are from the 15th century and there are also some 18th century Baroque elements.

Stained glasses of La Seu de Urgell Cathedral

Stained glasses of La Seu de Urgell Cathedral

Interior of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

Interior of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

Miniature Model of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

Miniature Model of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

Very beautiful corridor of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

Very beautiful corridor of La Seu d’Urgell Cathedral

As for me, La Seu de Urgell Cathedral was very interesting. I went to the museum after this.

 

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