Baroque facade of the Santa Maria Cathedral or Cathedral of St Mary of Girona, in Girona, situated at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Guell, Catalonia, Spain. Here we see the Baroque facade, begun in 1606 and completed in 1961, with its sculptures decorating the 3 orders of the facade made by local sculptors in the 1960s, and the new octagonal bell tower, begun in 1590 and completed in the 18th century, which houses 6 bells. A staircase of 90 steps dating to 1607 leads up to this entrance. The cathedral was begun in the 11th century in Romanesque style, and later continued in the 14th century in Catalan Gothic style, redesigned by Pere Sacoma in 1312 and built by the school of Mallorcan architect Jaume Fabre. Of the original Romanesque building only the 12th century cloister and a bell tower remain. The cathedral was completed in the 18th century. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Baroque facade of the Santa Maria Cathedral or Cathedral of St Mary of Girona, in Girona, situated at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Guell, Catalonia, Spain. Here we see the Baroque facade, begun in 1606 and completed in 1961, with its sculptures decorating the 3 orders of the facade made by local sculptors in the 1960s, and the new octagonal bell tower, begun in 1590 and completed in the 18th century, which houses 6 bells. A staircase of 90 steps dating to 1607 leads...
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