Nevers Cathedral

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nevers Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte de Nevers
Nevers Chevet de la Cathedrale.jpg
Nevers Cathedral
Basic information
LocationNevers,  France
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 46°59′14″N 3°9′26″E / 46.98722°N 3.15722°E / 46.98722; 3.15722
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
ProvinceBishop of Nevers
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
Architectural description
Architectural typechurch
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic

The Cathedral of Saint Cyricus and Saint Julitta of Nevers (French: Cathédrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte de Nevers), commonly known as Nevers Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Nevers, France. It is a national monument and dedicated to Saints Cyricus and Julitta. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Nevers.

The present cathedral is a combination of two buildings, and possesses two apses. The apse and transept at the west end are the remains of a Romanesque church, while the nave and eastern apse are in the Gothic style and belong to the 14th century. There is no transept at the eastern end. The lateral portal on the south side belongs to the late 15th century; the massive and elaborately decorated tower which rises beside it to the early 16th century. It has been destroyed twice before, but it later was rebuilt twice.


External links[edit]