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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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Beautiful old Cathedral

I preferred this older cathedral to the newer one, at least in terms of the artistic value. The apse with the main altar has some beautifully painted panels. Furthermore the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Thomas O
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Vicenza, Italy

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I preferred this older cathedral to the newer one, at least in terms of the artistic value. The apse with the main altar has some beautifully painted panels. Furthermore the various medieval frescoes remaining here and there are very nice. The chapels around the cloister had some beautiful medieval tombs, especially the one in the Capilla de los Anaya. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited both cathedrals in Salamanca yesterday. The comparison between the two was fascinating; one is mainly 12/13C and the other 15/16C. Fortunately for us, the oldest building wasn't destroyed when the "new" one was built! My wife is a wheelchair user and staff were extremely helpful getting us from one building to the other. There is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Audio guide provides very useful information. Paintings very well kept. Both Old and New Cathedrals worth visiting. Amazing Chapels. Don't miss going inside. I have read many references to the astronaut and devil on the walls. These are only curiosities. The real treasure lies inside these marvelous buildings.

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Thank cia2travel
Wiltshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old cathedral is an architectural gem adjoining the newer renaissance cathedral. Of particular interest are some of the side chapels, each with a fascinating story to tell about the history of the university, church and city.

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen way too many cathedrals in Europe to get truly excited over them, but this majestic cathedral, sitting within the larger New Cathedral, was such a surprise. Get the full audio guide and don't skip any rooms. There are so many details and stories which are fascinating, from the room in which the first 'thesis defenses' took place, to... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It is a master-piece of Spanish gothic architecture, a symbol of the Castilla force in Spain. Its interior needs a quiet and slow visit to see the beautifulness of this church.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

old cathedral dates back to the 11 th century. Is well maintained and has some excellent restored art in the chapter house from the Middle Ages the old cathedral is joined to the newer,larger one. There is one price of admission to both and there is an excellent audio guide included in the price of admission. This is the jewel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

For under 4 euro, you can access the towers from the Old Catedral, it has an awesome sight over the city of Salamanca.

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This Old Cathedral is in the Romanesque style and built, as is typical, in a Greek cross design. A wonderful place to visit, explore, or just sit and relax.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Salamanca is a beautiful City and most things are within walking distance.(unless you have walking difficulties as there are many cobbled, narrow uphill streets). This Cathedral is beautiful and well worth spending time visiting.

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