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Beginning with the evocative sounds of cathedral bells and the clamor of footsteps, this site dedicated to the cathedral in the Spanish city of Girona is a well-done overview of the cathedral's many compelling facets. The cathedral was begun in the 11th century (although most of the building dates from the 14th to 17th centuries), and is considered of one the finest Gothic cathedrals in Spain. The cathedral contains the world's widest Gothic nave and is surpassed in total size only by St. Peter's in Rome. Within the site, visitors are able to take a close look at the cathedral's nave, cloister, and bell tower. Additionally, various treasures of the cathedral are here for viewing, including the bible of Charles V and the detailed tapestry of the Creation. The site is rounded out by a history of the cathedral, information about the archives held on the premises, and information about visiting in person. Appropriately enough, the site is available for browsing in Spanish, Catalan, and French (along with English).
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