I was not expecting to pay to go in and some people behind me were shocked, but it is free to those in the diocese of Cadiz which I think is fair. This is called the " new " cathedral as it was build to replace the old cathedral which is smaller and was being rebuilt. It is a mixture of gothic and roman style. The golden dome mimics that of a mosque and was decorated this way for the ships to se Cadiz from sea. the altar is surrounded by chapels and adornments to different saints, one can go into the treasury room and observe the very elaborately worked gold and silver utensils for mass. For me the greatest surprise was the crypt. There are two entrances on either side of the church. There was a Spanish guide with a group and she demonstrated the acoustics by clapping her hands which produced a long echo. The crypt is a beautifully shaped underground room with a very large marble statue the Virgin Mary. It also has the tomb of one of Spain's greatest composers who came from Cadiz, Manuel de Falla.
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