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New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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Close to the ancient cathedral. Very interesting to compare the different styles of both of them. Also an essential visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mary M
Madrid, Spain

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Madrid, Spain
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Close to the ancient cathedral. Very interesting to compare the different styles of both of them. Also an essential visit.

Thank Mary M
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A giant building, a stone gray lace, something breathtaking. Noteworthy: chapel, choir, tavanele.Si for fun searching the main gateway in two things cathedral builders restorers jokingly added: ice cream cone and little alien. I have not found alien than ... A great work!

Thank Hoinara
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful cathedral we´ve seen in Europe, where there is certainly no shortage of beautiful cathedrals.

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Salamanca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This cathedral is huge and lovely. Very well looked after and a recommendable visit when you are in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The old centre of Salamanca is simply amazing, with many medieval buildings competing with eachother for the eye of the visitor. One of the most imposing is without any doubt the cathedral. It's worth a visit, but in the end, it probably isn't so different from many other big churches and cathedrals in Spain.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Salamanca’s ‘new’ Roman Catholic Cathedral was built between the 16 & 18th centuries, primarily in Gothic style, to blend with the old Cathedral. Unique and contrary to the times, the old wasn’t demolished to make way for the new, but instead a wall of the new leans on the old. This meant the old cathedral had to be reinforced, and... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very impressive both inside and outside. Excellent carving on the outside doorways, including some contemporary carving (e.g. Spaceman) which blends in with the older carving. Inside it is highly ornate. We also viewed the interior from one of the high balconies which you walk over when you do the tower climb and walk.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Religious centre-piece of Salamanca, the new Cathedral is one five hundred years old, called because the 'old cathedral' adjoins it. Magnificent exterior and interior bristling with history and stunning architecture and sculpture.

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Parsippany, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Salamanca is a historic Spanish city with magnificent cathedrals - the most beautiful being the New Cathedral. New because it was built in the 16th century! The exterior is built in the Gothic-baroque style and has an exquisite interior. This is one of those places where, upon entering, your jaw drops!!!

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The two Cathedrals of Salamanca share a single joining wall, making them something of a curiosity. The visit involves stepping out onto the roof of one (great photography opportunities), and from there going inside the the other high up in its rafters, through attic rooms, before descending. The Old Cathedral, is, thus, accessed through the New Cathedral. You have the... More 

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