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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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Address: Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 923-21-74-76
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The way in is on the left hand side of the building, as you approach the cathedral from the Roman Bridge side of town. The entrance fee of 4 euros ( pensionistas) included the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The way in is on the left hand side of the building, as you approach the cathedral from the Roman Bridge side of town. The entrance fee of 4 euros ( pensionistas) included the english audiotour and for both both the old and new cathderals. Really good value for money. The cathderals are connected inside, but it is worth seeing... More 

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

Much better than the new 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 7 euros.... More 

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

Fortunately the old cathedral was preserved when the new one was built. The entrance cost of around 4 euros includes a dedicated language handset which is well worth listening and adds to the atmosphere as much as giving dry information. I do not usually visit churches or cathedrals but was glad I did on this occasion as so much history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Take the self guided audio tour which includes both the old and new cathedral. The detail, particularly in the new is unbelievable. The cloister area in the old is worth a long visit too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The old and new cathedral are both still present and connected. This gives a nice insight into changes in style/taste over time. There is a nice old chapel with very old wall paintings in the old Cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This cathedral is breathtaking to look at no matter where from or at what angle. The detail outside is fantastic, and once inside I was blown away. The level of detail that has gone into this cathedral was immense. The art history in here alone is worth the visit. If you are a fan of over the top, more gold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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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Hartwick, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The architecture in Salamanca is truly outstanding, and the Cathedral is no different. Just a magnificent place to stroll through and definitely climb the tower! It's worth the 3 Euro it costs and the views are outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just stunning, both inside and out. Set in a super city whites very easy going and relaxing. A must see if in Spain, you won't be disappointed.

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The old cathedral is like stepping into an art history book. It eerie and beautiful. You pay one price for old and new cathedral and it's worth it

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Additional Information about Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Address: Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 923-21-74-76
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Salamanca  >  Salamanca

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