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The Old and New Cathedral of Salamanca
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Above photo - The New Cathedral was built attached to the old cathedral.
Much of the cathedral is covered in elaborate carvings.

Entering through the north gate of the "New" Cathedral (off the Plaza de Anaya), you cannot help but notice the miniature carvings that run in long stripes on the facade. We spied carvings of bulls, gargoyles, rabbits, pigs, an astronaut.…. What? An astronaut on the facade of a 16th century church?
Cathedrals require constant maintenance and restorations, and even today, new construction goes on.
The New Cathedral was started in 1512 to help stabilize the deteriorating Old Cathedral (built from1200's to 1300's AD). Today, the New Cathedral is your only entrance to the connecting old, Romanesque, Cathedral Vieja.

Left the Alter of the Catedral (Cathedral) Vieja.

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More information on, and close-ups of, the Catedral Vieja's Altar.

More photographs taken inside the Cathedral

Las Torres Medievales - A climb up the Cathedral's tower.

 

 

 


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This page last updated December 2007, information primarily from my 2003 Spain visit.