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Cathedrals de Salamanca

Opening hours:
October to March: from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 17:30. April to September: from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30.

When we speak of the Cathedral of Salamanca we are referring specifically to two temples joined together. On one hand, there is the Old Cathedral dating from the 12th-13th centuries, and on the other, the New one from the 16th century.

The Old Cathedral is in the Romanesque style and the Gallo Tower is what stands out. 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. 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. 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, by the sculptor Esteban Rueda. The New Cathedral has remarkable choir-stalls, designed in 1727 by Joaquín Churriguera. The temple's Baroque retrochoir is very beautiful and contains Renaissance images such as that of la Virgen de Loreto and those of de San Juan Bautista.

Services: Guided tour, Specialist shop.

Admission to the Old Cathedral, the Cloister and the Chapels:
Individual: € 1.80.
Groups (more than 20 people): € 1.50.
Pensioners: € 1.50.
Students: € 1.50.
Schoolchildren: € 1.20.


Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.

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