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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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New Bern, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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31 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Hurst Green, Lancashire
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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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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