Catedral de Alcala de Henares

Catedral de Alcala de Henares

Catedral de Alcala de Henares
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7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
There was no cathedral in Alcala for a whole millennium, but it was restored, renaming the University main Church in 1991. Frankly speaking, by Spanish standards, the cathedral in Alcala is poor in relics. Perhaps, from the point of view of Catholics, the main relics are the relics of the twin brothers Justo and Pastor executed under Diocletian. In addition, the reformer of the XVI century, Cardinal Cisneros, is buried in the cathedral. At the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, in July 1936, the church burned to the ground. Of the original eleven chapels of the cathedral, only five have survived. Instead of burnt-out chapels, there are fake canvases. The nave of the Gospel was completely burned down, and the main altar was lost. The entrance to the cathedral costs 2 euros, but there is not much to see in the cathedral..
Written March 9, 2024
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Tammy E
Seattle, WA118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Very nice cathedral. A good stop if you have time when wondering the streets of Alcala de Henares. Churches are always a nice stoop.
Written October 15, 2018
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Couples
The Cathedral of Santos Justo and Pastor is located at the Plaza de los Santos Niños and was built between 1497 and 1516 as a Gothic church. The church was built on the order of Cardinal Cisneros and the architects were Anton and Enrique Egas, who built it in the late Gothic style.
The outside of the church looks like a fort and not a church. There is one bell tower that was finished in the 17th century and the architect was Rodrigo Gil de Hontañon. The bell tower uses the Herrera style. The church itself is not extraordinary. It has a big museum which is worthy to see because it has a lot of religious art and very good sculptures by well known artists. The high altar has the incorrupt body of San Diego de Alcala. The main facade of the church is in the flamboyant Gothic style. It is thought that the church was built where the children Justo and Pastor of Alcala were martyred in 305 A.D. Cardinal Cisneros was the person who built the church. The church has three naves. The church was called magistral since 1519 and a Cathedral since 1991.
Written April 6, 2012
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ScottM92821
Phoenix, AZ55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
It's worth going into this cathedral to visit the tomb of Cisneros, who was so important to Spain as the founder of the University in Alcalá in the times of Isabel and Ferdinand. It's also the start of the "Student's Route" for the "Camino"--the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Written June 10, 2018
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raelen
West Richland, WA183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
This old church was just beautiful! We snuck in during a rain storm, and there was a mass going. While I am not Catholic, it was a beautiful experience.
Written July 17, 2017
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Hayley G
Cambridgeshire, UK236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
We went here with our Spanish friends . We were offered an English speaking electronic guide when we went inside as we don't understand Spanish but we didn't take it as we had our friends with us. The cathedral was absolutely stunning. It had like a small museum in a room at the back with some items that had been there from the 1400's upto the 1900's they were so beautiful. It wasn't busy and we weren't being rushed by anyone. I would visit again just to take in the beauty of the place. Not sure it's a great place for people visiting with children because you have to be very quiet.
Written December 31, 2016
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spanishmiss
Falmouth, UK175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Do go to visit the cathedral when in Alcala. A nice cool building to be in when it was 37 degrees outside! The cathedral suffered great damage during the Spanish Civil War so has been restored. There were photographs of the original Cathedral on display in the cloisters. Lovely to walk around in a peaceful atmosphere. As others have said, it would have been helpful to have English translations on the boards. Worth a look.
Written August 5, 2016
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This cathedral is well worth seeing, as it is quite grand, with nice architectural flourishes, as well as holding the remains of Justus and Pastor, local saints who were martyred as children.
Written August 4, 2016
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL15,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
The Cathedral itself is spectacular but the exhibits on its history and the history of Alcala de Henares are as impressive. They really helped us get a good feel for how this town developed.
Written June 18, 2016
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL15,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Aside from the spectacular architecture and the story of the cathedral's history, there were exhibits on the history of Alcala that helped us understand how the town came to be. The hours may be inconvenient, but it was definitely worth waiting around to see.
Written June 17, 2016
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