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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
923-21-74-76
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Ranked #6 of 51 Attractions in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Another must visit when in Salamanca. Incorporate this into your travel agenda as to miss it would be a real shame.

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Ilchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Joined to the Catedral Nueva, this is a great attraction; well priced, well laid out and well attended to by helpful staff. The entrance fee includes an audio guide which gives very in depth (ok, perhaps too in depth at times) information about each area of the cathedral. Certainly worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I did an audio tour of both the old and new cathedrals. I also went to see the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir sing against the backdrop of the tableau at the front of the Cathedral, amazing experience. Worth a visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cathedrals and churches are many in Europe, including Spain. This one, however, is different. It's a 13th century piece of humongous art and place of worship. The architecture, the artworks and paintings inside take you back in time. It was strangely cold inside and we thought that there was air conditioning but we could not find any air-con ducts. The... More

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UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really amazing artworks and decorations in this part of the cathedral - and it's right next to the even more stunning new cathedral - two amazing buildings for the price of one! Get the audio guide - it's worth it.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This cathedral adjoins the the new cathedral. The interior is more interesting with its mix of Romanesque pillars and monuments. It's a wonderous place to spend a hot afternoon walking around the tombs and sitting quietly within the main church

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was never mentioned in the info we had, there are some Knights buried here, and overall the Cathedral is worth it. The entry fee is I thought a bit steep at 4.75 Euro per person, but it was worth seeing even at that price. Beware the beggars outside, I watched them for a while and they continually emptied their... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The cathedrals are really worth it. The quality of the handcraft is very impressive. You need a bit more than 1 hr.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are in the city for a short time this is one of the sites that you should not miss. While I did not think that it was as impressive as the cathedral in Segovia, it is definitely way up on the list of impressive cathedrals in Europe.

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Lisbon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Luckily the Old Cathedral has not been destroyed for the new one to be built - which is the most common situation. This resulted in two buildings of different times and architectonic styles that co-exist in perfect harmony in spite of the inherent differences. The magnificently painted altar of the Old Cathedral (dating from 1445) is breathtaking and the whole... More

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