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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
923-21-74-76
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Ranked #4 of 50 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Hurst Green, Lancashire
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

So happy that when they built the new cathedral they did not knock down the beautiful old one. It is such a beautiful build full of history and wonder architecture. The descriptions using the earphones are excellent. Must visit.

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Toronto
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent in every regard...like so many of the big Spanish cathedrals. Don't rush. Take your time to examine all of the fine carvings and paintings

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After a hundred or so cathedrals it takes a lot to impress. Uniquely, in Salamanca when the new cathedral was built (16th to 18th century) the old cathedral was preserved next door. The highlight here is the apse with 53 glorious panels depicting the life of Jesus and Mary. Stop and see this.

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Geelong, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Even if you have had enough of Cathedral/Church sightseeing- go and have a look at the Old Cathedral. It is an amazing sight/experience. It is a must see in Spain!

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Wisbech
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I cannot begin to describe this amazing place. Whatever you do, do NOT visit Salamanca without going to this Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nothing to dislike,give yourself plenty of time,a worth while visit.Easy to get to and plenty of bars around for a well earned drink afterwards.

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United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Brilliant historical Cathedral which links direct to the new Cathedral, it is great to see the old & new even though the old one is more than 400 years old?. very well maintained without losing the historical feel, to walk on slabs & touch walls that date back to the 12c wow! love the atmosphere, tranquility and grandness of the... More

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Gandia, Valencia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not to be missed. Sometimes it is overwhelming and you can be 'numbed' by the powerful history of the building and the artifacts.

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Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It´s really beautiful. Allow yourself plenty of time to absorb the history and the ambience. The information on the headset is worth having.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visiting this combination of Old / New Cathedral offers an extraordinary view of Spanish history. Well worth the visit.

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