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“Magnificent cathedral”
Review of Sospel Cathedral

Sospel Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Sospel
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

The baroque Cathedral of Saint Michel built in the 17th century faces across a big square lined with arcaded and pastel painted houses. The building seems out of proportion to the size of the town. It was built by the town’s residents after an outbreak of the Black Death in gratitude for their survival. The roman style belltower that is to the right of the facade dates from the 13th century and belonged to a previous church that stood here. The decoration around the altar and ceiling frescoes are particularly notable.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Sometime during the history of this town they must have made an awful lot of money, my wife read that it was a border town on the salt trade route, because this cathedral seems out of place. It is said it was built after the plague by a grateful parish. It is italian baroque in all its splendor, well restaured also. The place in front with the two chapels and arcade buildings forms a beautiful whole. No doubt perfect for the concerts that are organized during summer.

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Amazing Cathedral, totally unexpected in a place like this. Very monumental and proud, reminds of a beautiful history of this place. Absolutely have to seen.

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Typical very large cathedral for such a small town, with very ornate alter and painted ceilings. Series of steps to entrance are somewhat uneven. Worth a short visit. Fort Roch which we have visited in previous years,now only has limited opening but is well worth visiting.

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Reviewed June 23, 2016

This cathedral has recently been renovated. It is highly ornate, well worth a visit. Seems open most of the time

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