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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was def worth the 4€ admission. The carvings and soaring ceiling height were out of this world. I took many zoom photos of the carvings of angels near the altar. The audio guide was free with admission price. I could have done without the organ music and the slow voice on the audio guide. it gave too much information... More

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Porto
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The ticket is around 4,5 € and you can visit the new and the old cathedral. They'll give you a device so that you can listen the explanations of all the things that you see, in your own language.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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61 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

To be visited with it's neighbour, the old cathedral? They had the brilliant idea not to demolish the old one. But build the new one just next to it. Do take an audio tour, it heightens the experience.

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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Cathedral is set in context of this 'Golden City' and dominates the skyline. An awesome building, its beauty equals that of the other major cathedrals: Seville, Toledo and Burgos. Unfortunately, admission charges apply; as also for the tower whence incredible views are possible. The dazzling and vast altar reredos is recently restored and the organ - with its horizontal... More

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