What to see in Girona
The Basilica of Sant Feliu is a magnificent religious building with a history dating back more than a thousand years. This beautiful work is an important symbol of the city and a popular destination for lovers of architecture and history.
Its construction began in the 12th century and lasted for several centuries. The basilica’s architectural style covers various periods, from Romanesque to Gothic, creating a unique mix of artistic and structural elements.
The building stands out for its imposing bell tower, which rises above the city skyline and offers impressive panoramic views. This bell tower, in Gothic style, was built between the 14th and 16th centuries and replaced the old bell tower, in Romanesque style, located to the left of the main doorway, in Baroque style and decorated with sculptures representing biblical scenes and religious figures.
The interior of the basilica is equally fascinating. The main nave has ribbed arches and Gothic vaults. The side chapels house a large number of artistic treasures, such as altarpieces, paintings and sculptures by prominent artists from different periods.
Among the most notable aspects of the Basilica of Sant Feliu are its eight impressive Roman and early Christian sarcophagi dating from the third and fourth centuries, as well as the Gothic tomb of St. Narcissus, patron saint of the city. They are located in a place of great historical and spiritual importance.
The basilica had a Romanesque cloister that unfortunately did not survive to this day. A later Gothic cloister (14th century) also disappeared.
The impressive ornamentation and spiritual atmosphere of the Basilica of Sant Feliu make it a must-visit place for those who wish to immerse themselves in the history and culture of the city.