Catedral Viejo y Nueva

Cathedral in Salamanca

Salamanca Cathedral

When we speak of the Cathedral of Salamanca in fact we are referring to two churches joined next to each other.

The Catedral Viejo or Old Cathedral, was built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles from the 12th-13th centuries. It has a basilica ground plan that resembles a Latin cross with a central nave and two aisles with the outstanding Gallo Tower (this reflects a Byzantine influence). The main reredos, which are from the 15th century were created by several painters including Dello Delli.

The Catedral Nueva or New Cathedral, was erected from the 16th century to the 18th century. It combines a mix of architectural styles, being mainly Gothic with Baroque additions.

In facade by the north entrance, facing Plaza de Anaya,  look for the little astronaut and ice-cream cone chiselled into the portal by stonemasons during restoration work in 1992.

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Visiting Catedral Viejo y Nueva


10am-8pm Apr-Sep, to 6pm Oct-Mar


adult/child incl audio guide & Catedral Vieja €6/4

Address: Salamanca Cathedral C. Benedicto XVI 37008 Salamanca Spain
Duration: 20 minutes

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