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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
923-21-74-76
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Wangaratta
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

With the lights illuminating the Cathedral it was a picture postcard. Beautiful old building which blended well with the new Cathedral.

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Albany, New York
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Be sure to pay the entrance fee and see the inside of this spectacular site. Once you pay you can see both the New and Old Cathedrals, complete with audio guide. The contrast is fascinating and beauty abounds. If the guide is too much you can listen to a bit, then switch to the next narrative. If you're 65 or... More 

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houston, tx
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28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

At entrance, we were told we couldn't go in because electricity was off. Other people passed right in. Never figured it out. Anyway, cathedral couldn't match Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, so our exclusion was no big deal. From what we could see from entrance, it was one of Spain's minor major cathredals - architecturally and esthetically.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Both cathedrals are worth a visit, especially since they're connected. Our guide was excellent and pointed out many interesting features...including cracks in the wall caused by the lisbon earthquake.

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Israel
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45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a very beautiful and interesting church inside the new one. Much harmony and much history connected

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Dublin, California
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33 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The old cathedral is adjacent to the "new" one. It is interesting to see the two together. You walk down steps to get to the old one from the new one (which is still very old, but about 500 years younger than the old one).

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Wonderful - probably best to see the new cathedral first, as the old cathedral is so much more interesting

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Penfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

no translation available. Absolutely beautiful and should not be missed. Golden altar breathtaking. Walk stairs to top for great views of the city.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This beautiful old cathedral has a little modern twist :) On the one of the portals you can find a little astronaut, a dog enjoying ice cream and a lobster...

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This one is connected to the old cathedral, not sure why they're separate reviews, they are one building (certainly as far as admission is concerned). It would be great on its own, but with the old one it's even better. Don't miss the visit to the Ieronimus Tower - which is paid for outside the cathedral. It's quite stunning and... More 

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