Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church-Cathedral

The Cathedral started out as an abbey in the 8th century and became a collegiate church in the 13th century. In the 18th century it became a cathedral. The church has three naves and four sections and the sanctuary has three polygonal chapels. There is a dome and ogives on the columns. There is a square cloister with pointed arches. The main altarpiece is Baroque-Churrigueresque. The tomb of Menendez Pelayo is the work of Victorio Macho. The look of the church is austere. Below the cathedral is the Crypt of Christ in a very small room.