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New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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Address: Plaza Juan XXII New Cathedral Patio Chico, 4, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 923-21-74-76
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A fine companion to its older neighbour with its own magnificent nave, choir, side chapels and main altar.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A fine companion to its older neighbour with its own magnificent nave, choir, side chapels and main altar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

New is misleading since construction started on the 16th century :).. It is absolutely worth the visit especially during the Free day museum(once a week)where some museum and major monuments in Salamanca are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Two Cathedrals for the price of one. When they began building the new Cathedral, they decided to keep the original one. You enter the Catederal Vieja (Old Cathedral) through the Catedral Nueva (New Cathedral). The term new is true in only the relative sense. It was started in the 16th Century and completed in 1733, while the old Cathedral was... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Much better than the old Cathedral. The two cathedrals are connected. They must be seen. Climb the stairs, see the best views of Salamanca. But remember to ask yourself, why do we have to pay to enter a holy site? It is a Cathedral. Can visitors not enter, pay respects, pray even, and wander a bit? Yes, for 4 euros.... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The new cathedral and old can be visited in one trip. Fortunately the old was not demolished to make way for the new. Take the recorded handset to get the most out of the visit and marvel at the cupola, choir stalls and altar piece. It's just a shame that real candles are not supplied to be lit in memory... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The old and new cathedrals are attached to each other, so when you take the Audio Tour you get to start in the old building and move into the new building. The Audio Tour is well worth taking. At 4 Euros per person you are given an audio device in your chosen language and it guides you around the buildings,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We were in Salamanca for 3 nights and stayed very near the cathedral. As we were walking along, we saw the entrance and decided to go in. We stopped at every stop on the audio tour and loved the beauty, peace, history, and sacredness of it it was also very cool on a hot day. The old cathedral tour goes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The old and new cathedrals are really all one building, the new one on the N side. We saw them from every angle, low and high, day and night. Lovely yellow sandstone and the tour up the top is well worth it. Lots of spiral steps but there's a one way system. We enjoyed the self-guided day one more but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is hard to discern the new from the old, but one is simply amazed by the Gothic architecture of the buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Perhaps my review differs from others but I tend to like the Old Cathedral a bit more than the new. With this said, it is still time well spent to visit the next door neighbor of the Old Cathedral. Different style but still quite inspiring.

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