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Basílica de Santa María de Castellón de Ampurias

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Basilica
Location type: Basilica
Location address: España, Gerona
Number of texts: 1
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The Santa Maria Basilica (the Basílica de Santa María de Castellón de Ampurias, or the Catedral del Empordà or the Catedral de Castelló d’Empúries in (Spanish)), located in the municipality of Castelló d’Empúries in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, has for centuries been regarded as the Empordà Cathedral, although papal authorities have never grant it this rank. The building is the second largest in the Costa Brava, after the Girona Cathedral, and is big enough to justify a cathedral status. It is a Gothic building begun in the thirteenth century that replaced a primitive Romanesque church from the tenth century. A few vestiges of this building remains, such as the first floors of the bell tower and the grant baptismal. It was completed in the fifteenth century, when the marble facade and the alabaster altarpiece of the main altar were finished. It contains a museum known as El Tesoro, which contains a large collection of religious jewelry.

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