Europe, Girona, Spain

Roman Architecture At The Girona Cathedral.

April 29, 2012
Roman Architecture At The Girona Cathedral.

Roman Architecture At The Girona Cathedral.

One of the greatest things about being a North American living in Europe, is all the the cathedrals and castles that you can explore. Not that some of the giant sky scrapers and other interesting architecture of some of my favorite cities like New York, San Francisco and Toronto aren’t beautiful in their own way, but they certainly lack the history, grandeur and romance of castles and cathedrals. And you know me, I’m all about romance! 

That being said, one of my favorite cathedrals in Europe is the Girona Cathedral in the Catalonian region of Spain which features both Roman and Gothic styles of architecture dating back to the 11th century. The above photo showcases some of the older Roman styling in the cathedral’s peaceful and serene courtyard where you can imagine that church people of the past would have relaxed and played games.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Jenna April 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place. I am crazy about cathedrals but don’t know about this one. So many in Spain, aren’t there?

    • Reply Cheryl Howard April 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      @Jenna – It is a very beautiful place but where in Spain is it not beautiful? 🙂

      At one point last year, I started to feel cathedral fatigue. Ha ha!

  • Reply Roy Marvelous April 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I know what you mean Cheryl – I love how the buildings are so freaking old.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard April 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      @Roy – Me too! I just came back from Rome and the sites astounded me even though it was my second time there. Amazing!

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