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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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Intersting building

Intersting if only because the new one was built to prop it up! However it still has the usual kind of thing to be expected from an ancient church. Well worth the walk around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Intersting if only because the new one was built to prop it up! However it still has the usual kind of thing to be expected from an ancient church. Well worth the walk around.

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Kragujevac, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On of the greatest Spanish cathedrals is certainly this one, also known as Cathedral of Saint Marry, that extends directly to the New Cathedral - la Catedral Nueva. The both building, juxtaposed one to another are perfect mix of the greatest styles of the Spanish empire period: gothic, renassaince, and plateresque. I strongly recomend you to have a guided tour... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful porticoes with so many things to find in the carvings around the doorways. Beautiful soaring pillars inside and great art. Allow an hour to see it all and then go up the towers.

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 2 cathedrals are built next to each other and are connected. The old cathedral is a lot simpler than the new one and mosat of those in our group preferred it.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Salamanca is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. It's not called "The Golden City" for nothing - quite compact but full of history. The best way to see the city is to book a city tour to give an overview then visit the various monuments individually. Lots of restaurants in every price range.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest monument with Gothic architecture in Salamanca. Spent time to climb up staircase and enjoyed architecture through rooftop viewing tour. Beware during climb up if you have claustrophobia, the staircase was small and narrow. Had beautiful rendered reredos on the wall. Noticed an astronout image on the carving facade. images are a dragon eating ice cream, a lynx, a bull,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The city guide points out that there r three cathedrals. The cathedral was rebuilt over the past thousand years or more. The old cathedral was not torn down to build the new one. The convent started by saint Teresa of Avila on All Souls Day in 1170 is probably the same convent across from the cathedral now.

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Gower Peninsula, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two cathedrals, the old and the new, are located side by side. Both are very interesting. Beautifully designed and built, the internal decorations are worth the visit alone. There are hand held guides available in English. However, I found the commentary rather boringly presented and, being an ex cathedral chorister myself, found the piped music to be much more... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The toure starts off outside and takes you over the roof with fantastic views. Inside it is totally unspoilt and non commercial. a hidden gem.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently we could have entered here free of charge, but we would not have had the audio facility. We entered from the New Cathedral with the audio facility at a very reasonable cost of 4 euros. A wonderful 13th century cathedral with some fascinating wall paintings.

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