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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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Address: Plaza Juan XXII, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
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During a study abroad in Salamanca, my group was able to take a tour of this cathedral at night time. The tour had lights and music that gave me shivers. It was an amazing way to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a study abroad in Salamanca, my group was able to take a tour of this cathedral at night time. The tour had lights and music that gave me shivers. It was an amazing way to see the cathedral. I will never forget that experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A city that has more than 24 catholic churches you can see the difference between the old and new cathedral as they were built against each other.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see in Salamanca it is hard to decide what merits an early visit. Fortunately almost all of the really interesting and completely captivating buildings are close to each other and in the pedestrianised centre. The old cathedral is certainly a must see and do not be put off by entry charges to any of the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet and elegant. This is a really very interesting visit. Truly essential to enjoy and understand Salamanca.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 30 November 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 22 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 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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