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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Address: Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: 923-21-74-76
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Ranked #4 of 51 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Tenby
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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Salamanca has a fascinating, well-preserved and  intact old town with Renaissance and Plateresque architecture. My husband and I only had an afternoon to enjoy the city so we needed to prioritise on what to see. There are several highlights not to be missed, namely ▪The Catedral  Vieja and Nueva (old and new) whose altar piece in the old Cathedral dates... More 

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New York
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44 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very well organized audio tour with many highlights; just enough detail without being overwhelming; this is a combo ticket with the New Cathedral

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Athens, Greece
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223 reviews 223 reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

with one word…just amazing…huge cathedral…with nice chapels…we spent 2 hours inside the cathedral and it was not enough...

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Wangaratta
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30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

With the lights illuminating the Cathedral it was a picture postcard. Beautiful old building which blended well with the new Cathedral.

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Albany, New York
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33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Be sure to pay the entrance fee and see the inside of this spectacular site. Once you pay you can see both the New and Old Cathedrals, complete with audio guide. The contrast is fascinating and beauty abounds. If the guide is too much you can listen to a bit, then switch to the next narrative. If you're 65 or... More 

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houston, tx
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

At entrance, we were told we couldn't go in because electricity was off. Other people passed right in. Never figured it out. Anyway, cathedral couldn't match Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, so our exclusion was no big deal. From what we could see from entrance, it was one of Spain's minor major cathredals - architecturally and esthetically.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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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