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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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Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

... it is worth having one. There is a lot to see - so many chapels! - but very interesting, and so much of it so very old. There is a great upward pointing mirror to really enjoy the ceiling - very clever! Definitely not to be missed.

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Warsaw, Poland
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

... but not as much as the old cathedral. Facade is great, the whole structure is impressive. Inside there's a nicely painted dome and something like 20 chapels - visiting all of them and listening to information from the audioguide would be quite an effort so many visitors skip most of them. As the construction lasted for more than 200... More

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Ilchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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59 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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48 helpful votes 48 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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