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New Cathedral of Salamanca

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Salamanca's main cathedral, a sight you will not soon forget

Calle Cardenal Pla y Deniel, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
4,75 € (including other famous sights in Salamanca such as the Old Cathedral)

The New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) is one of the two cathedrals in the city of Salamanca. It was built between the 16th and 18th centuries and was consecrated in 1733. The cathedral has a Gothic style and some Baroque features as well, such as the cupola and parts of the bell tower, which is the second tallest in Spain with a height of 110 meters. When the cathedral was built, Gothic architecture was not so popular anymore, which makes it one of the last buildings to use this style.

 

As many other landmarks in Spain, the cathedral was affected by the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. The cathedral was heavily damaged and it had to be repaired, but evidence of the destruction are still visible to date.

 

The original plan was to destroy the Old Cathedral when the new one was finished. However, they dropped the idea and decided to keep it for cultural purposes. In fact, the New Cathedral’s southern walls like on the northern walls of the Old Cathedral.

 

 

 

Opening hours

10:00 - 17:15

How to get there

Calle Cardenal Pla y Deniel, 37008 Salamanca, Spain

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