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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 52 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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170 reviews 170 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Warsaw, Poland
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149 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Actually you need to enter the new cathedral in order to enter the old one and in other words the two cathedrals are on one ticket (which costs 4.75 euros). And visiting the old cathedral is jaw-dropping experience. Fantastic stroll through the chapels is unforgetable. You'll be amazed by the altarpiece, paintings at capilla de San Martin or colourful capilla... More

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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The old cathedral is right next to the new cathedral and for a small admission price of 4 euros, one can visit them both. The "new" cathedral is about 300 years old, while the old and the even older one are about 500 and 800 years old. It is fantastic to see the old rooms where classes of the University... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While you can certainly visit both Cathedrals as they are connected, the artwork and light (or lack thereof) was what I found most inspirational.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You visit this cathedral when you visit the new cathedral because they are side by side. Entry is free, but make sure you get the audio guide for two euros. It is the best one I have used, telling stories about the people and events connected to the old cathedral and explaining its links to the university in Salamanca. It... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This wonderful old Cathedral needs to be visited first - although the entrance is in the New Cathedral. The frescoes, paintings and artifacts are historic and in this modern world, it is wonderful to think that this very hold historic building was not demolished when the New Cathedral was built. Both buildings (joined together) are a must see in Salamanca.

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