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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
923-21-74-76
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Ranked #4 of 50 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Even if you have had enough of Cathedral/Church sightseeing- go and have a look at the Old Cathedral. It is an amazing sight/experience. It is a must see in Spain!

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Wisbech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I cannot begin to describe this amazing place. Whatever you do, do NOT visit Salamanca without going to this Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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
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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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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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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
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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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