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New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

Plaza Juan XXII New Cathedral Patio Chico, 4, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
923-21-74-76
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Ranked #7 of 51 attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Ilchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Joined to the Catedral Vieja, this is a great attraction; well priced, well laid out and well attended to by helpful staff. The entrance fee includes an audio guide which gives very in depth (ok, perhaps too in depth at times) information about each area of the cathedral. Certainly worth a visit.

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UAE
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Get the audio guide. Having both the old and new cathedrals together is almost overwhelming, as they are both incredible buildings.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is the church with the carving outside of a ice cream and astronaut (kids love looking for them). Get there in the morning when the sun is just right for Camera shots. The front is stunning with beautifully carved religious figures that have the jaw dropping quality.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very impressive structure. You have to search for the hidden astronaut in the carvings and other modern creatures.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can see the Catedral Nueva and the older one because they are built attached to each other. Enter through the huge doors, pay the small fee, and take your time exploring the cool interior of these two magnificent buildings. The architecture is amazing, the artwork impressive, and the details might take a lifetime to explore. I was surprised to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Typical gothic cathedral but you must try and fin the astronaut and the ice cream cone over the front door!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Well worth the price of admission. Definitely on the top of the list, along with the old cathedral. Beautiful exterior and interior.

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Lisbon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The New Cathedral, dating from the 16th century, is a gothic glory with later renaissance and baroc additions. The western entrance offers a fabulous gothic lacelike work. Not to be missed!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You get two cathedrals for the price of one here as both the old and new cathedrals are adjoined. Each has a different feel and are equally impressive. On the exterior facade of the new cathedral facing the Plaza de Anaya, look out for the unusual sculptures of the astronaut and the monkey eating an ice cream cone. Unusual on... More

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The over-riding, lasting impression is of astonishing height - first of the great triple-arched portal, as tall as a three-storey house, then inside, especially the dome. It seems almost effortless, until you notice the thick, bundled columns that support it.

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