Avignon Cathedral

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Avignon Cathedral

Avignon Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d'Avignon) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Avignon, above the Palais des Papes. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Avignon.

The cathedral is a Romanesque building, built primarily in the 12th century. Its most prominent feature is a gilded statue of the Virgin Mary atop the western tower. The interior contains many works of art. The most famous of these is the mausoleum of Pope John XXII, a 14th century Gothic carving.

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Coordinates: 43°57′3″N 4°48′48″E / 43.95083°N 4.81333°E / 43.95083; 4.81333