Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur, Aix-en-Provence

The origins of Saint-Sauveur date to the 5th century. It has been enlarged, modified, and renovated through the Romanesque, Gothic, Neo-gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. This melding of periods is evident on the facade, though not well captured in this image.

The Nave and the Apse

The Baptistry

The base of the walls date to the 6th century. The columns are said to be from a Roman temple. The dome is a Renaissance addition. The paintings in the niches depict the seven sacrements. Clergy are buried beneath the floor.

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Triptych of the Burning Bush, by Nicolas Fromant, 15th Century

Unfortunately, the altarpiece is rarely opened. The outside is still lovely and worth seeing.

The Cloister

The Cloister is open only with a guided tour. The schedule is posted on the door.

Of Note

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La Sagrada Familia

Nave ceiling, La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

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Large silver platform, part of Altar of Santa Maria La Real de la Almudena, Almudena Cathedral (The Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena), Madrid, Spain.

A statue of the Virgin and Child stands atop an elaborate 17th century silver platform on the altar of Our Lady of Almudena, patron saint of the Madrid.   It is part of a larger altarpiece from the late 15th Century.

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