The Cathedral

The Cathedral is located at Plaza Encarnación, s/n. The Cathedral used to be the collegiate church (Iglesia Mayor de San Salvador) and was named as the Cathedral only in 1980. The building was built on top of the Moorish mosque in 1695 and this construction ended only in 1778. There were at least seven architects involved. The roof caved in and it had to be reconstructed in the 18th century. The Cathedral is a Gothic building that has Baroque and neoclassical elements. It has the form of a Latin cross and has five naves. It has a cupola over a hexagonal drum, which lets in a lot of light. The altarpiece is Baroque in design. There is a separate bell tower in another building, also with a mixture of styles, the Gothic-Mudejar and the neoclassic style.

The facade of the Cathedral is very impressive. It is said that it was the last Gothic church built in Spain. However it is observed that the outside of the church, as well as the inside of the church, has deteriorated very much and the whole church is in need of restoration.

 

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