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St. Peter the Apostle Vic Romanesque Cathedral

Cathedral dates from 1803 by architect Josep Moreto i Codina in neoclassical style. The visit includes the gothic styled cloisters from the 14th century.

Updated: Jun 28, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.4k

About Vic Roman Cathedral

Vic cathedral, full name - Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, was founded in the 11th century in the lower part of the historical centre, close to the river and is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassic building stles.

Religious buildings have existed on this site since 516AD in the Roman town. The first stone of the current church was laid on September 24, 1781 and was consecrated on September 15, 1803. The project is the work of the vigata Josep Moreta i Codina, in neoclassical style.

The crypt and the Romanesque bell tower survive from that period. Noteworthy features in the present-day neoclassical cathedral include the 14th century Gothic cloister and the alabaster altarpiece by Pere Oller, in the same style. From the baroque period, the chapel dedicated to Sant Bernat Calbe is a particular highlight.

Josep Maria Sert was commissioned to decorate the walls and ceilings of the interior. Sert finished the paintings on all the walls in 1930 and, in 1931, the cathedral was declared Historic Artistic Monument. Shortly after, during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the cathedral was burned and part of the building sank. Restored, Josep Maria Sert re-painted the walls, since the paintings had been totally destroyed in the fire. This new version of the oils was finished in 1945.

Visiting Vic Roman Cathedral

The cathedral is free to visit. The 14th Century cloisters and small side chapels have a fee of 2 euros. Opening times and ticket prices can be found on the Vic Tourism website.

Vic Cathedral opening hours

Summer: 09:00h to 13:00h and 17:00h to 20:00h.

Winter: 09:00h to 13:00h and 17:00h to 19:00h.

Vic Cathedral mass schedule

Weekdays: 09:00h in the crypt.

Sunday and public holiday's: 11:30h at the high altar.

Other celebrations: Thursdays at 18:30h Eucharistic prayer.

What to take with you for Vic Roman Cathedral

For the Vic day trip I pack a small 10L rucksack with a fleece jersey and if the weather forcast says rain, a waterproof poncho.

You may be asked to remove your hat before entering Vic Cathedral. Equally you may be denied entry if under dressed (Miniskirts, hot pants, see through clothes etc).

Access to Vic Cathedral is via 6 shallow steps or via a ramp to the right. Once in the cathedral the isles are wide with no changes in level. The crypt is only accessible by stairs.

Vic Roman Cathedral Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 12.90 € 3.00 Child € 12.90 FREE Group/Family Ticket? Consult Renfe Rodalies website for child fares.Notes Open 09h-13h and 16h-19h.

Getting to Vic Roman Cathedral

Address: Plaza de la Catedral, Vic. 08500

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