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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Cathedrale Saint- Jean- Baptiste) (Lyons)

Cathedrale St. Jean (Lyons)

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Cath├ędrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon) is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. It is one of the largest and most elaborate religious buildings in Lyon.

 

 

 

Place Saint- Jean

Tel. +33 478 42 110

Official site

 

 

 

History of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist was constructed in the 13th century on the ruins of much older 6th century church. It took several centuries to complete the building of a church. Construction plans changed several times so Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist became a unique combination of the Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist was the main Roman Catholic Cathedral in the city and the seat of Archbishops of Lyon. In 1600 it became the site of a wedding ceremony between King Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici. Astronomical clock was added in the 14th century near completion of this beautiful structure. Cathedral organ was added in 1841 by Daublaine and Callinet. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist also serves a burial place for cardinal Foulon and Cardinal Gerlier.

 

Cathedrale St. Jean (Lyons)