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“The Temple”
Review of Catedral de Cadiz

Catedral de Cadiz
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US$27.71*
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Cadiz Old Town Private Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 105 things to do in Cadiz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 18th century cathedral with tomb of Manuel de Falla; museum displays gold, silver and other artifacts from the con;quest of the New World.
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a very impressive building especially when you realise that having been completed in 1838 it is not nearly as old as it looks. We each paid our 5 euro entrance fee and were given a hand held device with recordings of information on all of the main features which are number referenced. At all times the recordings refer to the cathedral as "The Temple" We were immediately struck by the netting which protects you from plasterwork falling from the ceiling, a very sad sight which If ever it gets to be a renovation project will be a massive and costly operation. We very much enjoyed the crypt with it's echo and the recess with the solid silver monstrance. No attempt other than the usual offertory boxes is made to extract any money from visitors and there is no souvenir shop such as is found in many cathedrals.

Thank JDC288
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Again a same feel of majestic building hit the eyes when you see it from shore. The uniqueness of this monument is it golder dome which reminded me of Jerusalem. I always wanted to go to this town because of very romantic name Cadiz and also to this cathedral with the dream if you are coming from sea and sun is setting, this building will absorb your soul from far away.

Inside it is like other roman cathedral but there are graves in the basement which really takes you to the feeling that in fact you are among the deads.

A beautiful thing you will notice that all around the town there is purple lining on the road which ends up to Cathedral.. so you will never get lost (at least it was there when I went).

Enjoy the magics.

Thank KH4KI
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

It was frustrating as we had to go back a couple of times for us to get in. It seems the locals were doing something called worshiping. Didn't they know that there were visitors trying to get in!!! Once inside, it is truly beautiful and well worth waiting for.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stumbled onto the Cathedral on a walk through the city. Paid 5 € to get in and have a look around. Well worthy visit as it's beautiful inside.

Thank Wend37
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

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.

Thank christina1964
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