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This is the oldest Spanish Gothic cathedral.The construction began in the Romanesque style, but the master Fruchel later took charge of the project and built one of the first Gothic cathedrals in Castile.

The sanctuary of the cathedral is built into the wall, making it part of the city's defences. It has two fronts: the main front, flanked by two towers, one of them incomplete, which gives it a look of church-fortress, and the Apostles front, on one of the sides. It has a Latin cross plan. The choir and the cloister were added later, in the 16th century. The main chapel has a magnificent reredos by Vasco de la Zarza and paintings by Berruguete and Juan de Borgoña. The stained glass is from the 15th century. The ambulatory contains the crowning work of Vasco de la Zarza, the tomb of El Tostado, in alabaster.

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