Church of St. Felix, Girona

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The Collegiate Church of Sant Felix, as seen from the river Onyar.

The Collegiate Church of St. Felix (Catalan: Col·legiata de Sant Fèlix (Feliu))[1] is a basilica dedicated to St. Felix[2] in the Spanish city of Girona, dating to the early days of Christianity. It houses the offices of the Parish of Sant Feliu, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Girona, so called because it was the main church of Girona before the construction of the cathedral.[3] Its construction, in honor of Felix of Girona (Sant Feliu), occurred from the 12th century until the 17th century. It retains much of the Romanesque construction, completed later with a Gothic nave and a covered baroque facade. It is notable for its eight Roman and early Christian sarcophagi of the 3rd and 4th centuries, along with the Gothic tomb of Narcissus of Girona who, according to tradition, was one of the early bishops of the see.[4]

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  1. ^ "Collegiata de Sant Fèlix".
  2. ^ Diari de Girona (ed.). "El Papa Benet XVI atorga el títol de basílica al temple de Sant Feliu de Girona".
  3. ^ "Girona, Basílica Parroquial de Sant Feliu".
  4. ^ Dennis, Jon (14 February 2002). "Catalonia got the cream". Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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Coordinates: 41°59′01″N 2°49′00″E / 41.9836°N 2.8167°E / 41.9836; 2.8167