The historic district of Old Lyon is also rich in unique architectural and religious attractions. It is a landmark of world significance thanks to them today. The most active development of the historic district took place during the Renaissance. Most of the historical buildings managed to survive in their original form to this day thanks to the strict policy of the city authorities.
St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of these places. It is considered one of the oldest churches in Lyon. The very first church was built in its place in the 6th century. The cathedral building was used by local merchants as a chamber of commerce for some time during the Middle Ages. La Rue Juiverie is considered the most beautiful and interesting street in the historic district. As recent studies have shown, the very first buildings were built on this street in the era of the Roman Empire.
Visitors to the city can see this street as it became after a large-scale reconstruction of the 15th century. The cattle market was located in this place before reconstruction. It was decided to move it to another location in the 15th century. Many luxury homes were built on the street. The wealthiest citizens lived in them afterward. Many interesting museums and galleries are located in the historic district of Old Lyon today.
Gadagne Museum is located in a spectacular building of the 16th century. It presents to the visitors an interesting collection of historical exhibits. Major archaeological research was completed on the territory of the museum not so long ago. The exhibits discovered during this period are also kept in the walls of the old mansion today. Saint-Jean is considered the main street of the old town. Its length is about 500 meters. There are some of the oldest buildings in the historic district here. It is on this street that the spectacular Palais de Justice is located. The beautiful Saint-Jean Cathedral is the main decoration of the street. Its construction was started in the 12th century. It was repeatedly rebuilt until the 17th century. Next - Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
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