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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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A most impressive romanesque cathedral with side chapels the size of churches. And a fantastic altar piece.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A most impressive romanesque cathedral with side chapels the size of churches. And a fantastic altar piece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Most old cathedrals are rather similar and are nothing new, but this one has been renovated with some small, but funny, touches, like the astronaut, frog and a gargoyle with an ice cream cut into the stone! Very funny indeed. Got a fantastic view up on the roof, although the climb was quite precarious-this is not for the faint hearted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a beautiful place. Located in the centre of town. The walk up allows you to go past a number of small streets and good shops. The building views as you go up are tantalising so when you finally reach it The size of the building needs to be seen to be believed but the external stone masonry is amazing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very relaxed security and you can get as close as you want to some of the altar pieces. THe old and the new cathedral are interconnected and has one entrance... Entrance fee was 5.75 euro but it is still cheap because of the free audio guide:) that has information on almost all of the chapels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Outstanding! Beautiful! Take very good pictures especially at night if you have a appropriate camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This medieval church is beautifully designed and has a spectacular altarpiece by an early Renaissance Italian painter. This is the reason to go to Salamanca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

You enter the Catedral Vieja through the Catedral Nueva. The word "new" is a relative term; it was started in the 16th Century and consecrated in 1733. The old Cathedral was founded in the 12th century and completed in the 14th century. The audio guide is excellent and the self-guided tour is set up well. The apse of the old... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wow, what a lovely city a real surprise and the cathedral is breath taking with such fantastic detal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What an interesting cathedral....It is right near the impressive Roman Bridge..The inside is teeming with visitors so you feel that you are really in a historic place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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