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Salamanca’s Cathedrals

  • New cathedral of Salamanca © Castilla y León

    New cathedral of Salamanca © Castilla y León

  

Category

Cathedral

Date

12th-17th centuries

Style

Romanesque
Plaza Anaya s/n.
37008 Salamanca
Salamanca, Castile-Leon
Salamanca

Telephone+34 923217476 - +34 923281123

Fax+34 923281045

E-mailcatedral@catedralsalamanca.org

Websitehttp://www.catedralsalamanca.org

When we speak of the Cathedral of Salamanca in fact we are referring to two churches joined together. First, there is the old cathedral dating from the 12th-13th centuries; and then the new one from the 16th century.

The Old Cathedral is in the Romanesque style with the outstanding Gallo Tower. Inside this temple, the construction of which began at the end of the 12th century, is the San Martín or Oil Chapel. The main reredos, which dates from the 15th century and was created by several painters with Dello Delli at the head, is also worthy of note. The mural painting which covers the vault is the work of Nicolás Florentino. In this great pictorial work it is possible to see the image of Christ at the Last Judgement. The Old Cathedral attracts the eye of the visitor due to the beautiful tombs of the bishops' and members of the nobility to be found inside. The New Cathedral, built in the 16th century and completed in the 18th century by Churriguera, houses the image of the Virgin of the Assumption, carved in 1626 by the sculptor Esteban Rueda. The temple's Baroque retrochoir is very beautiful and contains Renaissance images such as that of The Virgin of Loreto and those of Saint John the Baptist.

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Oct 01 to Mar 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 5:15 PM

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:15 PM

Rates

 

General: €4,75

Reduced: €4

Children: €3

Large families: €1,5

Disabled persons: Free admission

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