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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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Address: Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
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If you are in Salamanca you really should visit the cathedral. Even if you are not religious yourself, it (cathedrals in general and Catholicism in particular) is still such a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Salamanca you really should visit the cathedral. Even if you are not religious yourself, it (cathedrals in general and Catholicism in particular) is still such a big part of history, especially in Spain, that it is worth seeing. If you aren't into religion, you could still come here for the architectural wonder of it, for the... More 

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La Chapelle St Laurent, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to visit. Not expensive and had good translating ear pieces. Magnificent! At each turn one was in taken in by the opulence and the history of the place. Well worth a visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A generous construction of another century, very well preserved that remains in your memory. Inside everything is great!

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were walking among the shops and happen to see the pinnacles of this building and decided to walk towards it. We were glad we did and were amazed at what befall our eyes. A beautiful cathedral! We didn't have much time to go inside to see the interior of this old church and only took some pictures of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth of visit. Try to get the audio guide for better experience. Also wait to enter the Tower because you can visit the upper balconies of the cathedral.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Luckily they built the new cathedral alongside this 12thC masterpiece. The Romanesque nave is augmented by a central two tier lantern bringing in much needed light. There are many ornate column capitals together with 13thC frescoes. The altar is worth a look being 15thC with many 'compartments' and vivid painting. A couple of chapels complete a worthwhile visit.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen. It is magnificent I only wish we had had more time and could have seen the inside.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Just when you think that you have seen all the cathedrals, up pops this one! How did those guys build such magnificent buildings back in the day? Check out the frieze on the left hand side of the main entrance, just love stone masons with a sense of humour.....

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Salamanca’s ‘old’ Roman Catholic Cathedral was completed in the 1300s, in a Romanesque/Gothic style. It may be smaller and not as grand as the new, but it’s very important because a wall and the bell tower actually help support the new! The tableaux and fresco in the apse are stunning. The old Cathedral has its own special peaceful atmosphere. Look... More 

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Northeast Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is the best example of Romanesque architecture. Very atmospheric. Wonderful recently rediscovered wall paintings, and a fine altar piece. This can also be viewed from the Tower Climb where we can look down into the inside of the old cathedral.

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