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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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An interesting building with plenty of locations to visit within the Cathedral Building. Also displays of ancient paintings, statues etc. Allow about 45 minutes for the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

An interesting building with plenty of locations to visit within the Cathedral Building. Also displays of ancient paintings, statues etc. Allow about 45 minutes for the visit.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have never seen such an impressive gothic and baroque structure...I felt like in a dream, almost made me tear up! Recommended!!! The cathedral impressed me more from the outside. Beautiful place.

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Portugal
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I really enjoyed getting the chance to visit this cathedral. Both the inside and outside of the building have very impressive features, and one can wander inside for quite some time to see and register many particular details. It's totally worth a visit when you come to the city.

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Castelo Branco District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The two cathedrals, are together at that will evaluate as a whole. admission is paid but provided an audio book in their mother tongue. The same is easy use and ergonomic. With so much to see, the various pieces of art, mostly of the century XI to XIV are fantastic. The architecture is amazing and great. Visit and imagine that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fascinating from outside, interesting inside.Deligtful apse with magnificent tablets. Double shot for photo taking since New Cathedral is located next to it.

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Tenby
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100 helpful votes 100 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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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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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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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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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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