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Santa María Cathedral in Astorga

  • Exterior of the cathedral of Santa María in Astorga © Castilla y León

    Exterior of the cathedral of Santa María in Astorga © Castilla y León

  

Category

Cathedral

Date

Siglo XV

Style

Baroque
Plaza de la Catedral s/n
24700 Astorga
León, Castile-Leon
León

Telephone+34 987615820 - +34 987615350

Fax+34 987603065

Websitehttp://www.ayuntamientodeastorga.com

Astorga, a key point on the Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela.

The Cathedral was built on top of a Romanesque church and was not finished until the 18th century, when its two towers were completed.

Its structure is late Gothic with some Baroque and Plateresque elements, such as the main entrance and two of its towers. The main altarpiece is octagonal, a solution by its architect, Gaspar Becerra, to adapt it to the shape of the apse. The main entrance is in the flamboyant Gothic style and is exceptionally beautiful, abundantly decorated with plants and cherubs. The doors of the vestry are by Gil de Hontañón. Of particular interest is the walnut-wood pulpit with bas-relief attributed to the master Becerra. There are sculptures of great value such as an Inmaculada by Gregorio Fernández on the interior. The Diocesan Museum is located in a room off the cloister.

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Monday to Saturday

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Free admission

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