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“Really Gorgeous Cathedral”

New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
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Salamanca Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 97 things to do in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The internal tour is both New and Old Cathedrals. Do the roof tour you wont be disappointed! Its like a labyrinth up there!

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

The audio guide that comes with the Old and New cathedral visit is awesome for any art student and history buff. It relates the stories behind each chapel and cloister in the 2 cathedrals. I'd say it matches the grandeur of both Toledo and Seville cathedrals.

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Viewed from the tower of the University of Salamanca; unfortunately, not open for internal visit when we were there 12 Dec

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

It's big, very, very big.

Not quite as big as the Mezquita in Cordoba, but when you think that in the 16th century they didn't have the power tools, the electric lifts or lights, and certainly no Health and Safety imposed by the European Union, then you wonder just how they managed to build it.

No Engineering degrees either, so I am always slightly concerned about the ceiling falling in . . .

TIP 1: You have to pay to go in, it's fairly pricey (about 5€) but it's worth it, as you get a Buy One Get One Free entry to the Old Cathedral too - the two join inside.

TIP 2: Climb up. Climb up to the tower, and walk around the rooftop promenade to get a great view of the city.

TIP 3: Don't miss looking for the astronaut, and the griffon who is holding an ice-cream cornet with three scoops of ice-cream in. It's not clear what flavour they are. :-)

Yes, a 17th century cathedral with a very clear carving of an astronaut and an ice-cream cone, three scoops please, no sprinkles.

You're not imagining things, it's not some mis-interpretation of an image of a Saint or a Virgin. Look at the photos . . .

They are on the façade of the New Cathedral, around the doorway, on the left hand side, among the leaves.

As to how they got there . . . it was twenty-odd years ago, when they were restoring the doorway, that the local stonemasons decided to leave their own mark on this glorious building.

Thus earning their own immortality. Miguel Romero and an unnamed colleague, take a bow.

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Having been a frequent visitor of European countries over the last 30 years I tend to not rush to visit "another church".
This is not another church, it is something that needs to be seen to see the great influence of the Church over centuries and still nowadays in Spain and their former territories.
I appreciated stopping and taking the time to visit properly this religious venue which is much more than that.

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