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Saint Sauveur Cathedral
Local name: Cathédrale Saint Sauveur
Cathedral of the Holy Savior in Aix en Provence is the most important church of the city. Built from the 5th to the 18th century, it presents a mix of almost all architectural styles. In its facade is visible a polygonal tower and a richly carved Gothic portal. Inside you can see the Gothic triptych of Our Lady of the burning bush.
The cathedral was founded in the former Roman forum. According to the application, its foundations stood on the Roman temple of Apollo. The first early Christian building was erected here in the 5th century. Fragments of the 11th-century Romanesque cathedral have survived to this day. They are visible on the right side of the facade and in the side aisle.
The church consists of three naves, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. The facade has a rich, gothic painting decoration including representations of saints and Old Testament prophets. In addition to the triptych of Nicolas Froment, you can see Renaissance and Baroque religious paintings, as well as the stone altar from the Aygosi family from the 15th century. It depicts figures of Saint Anna, Mother of God and Child carved in marble, and saints Jan, Maurycy and Małgorzata of Antioch.