Catedral de San Juan Bautista, Albacete

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Province of Albacete
The Cathedral of San Juan de Albacete is a Roman Catholic church located in Albacete, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1982.HistoryThe church of San Juan was constructed in 1515 in place of a Mudéjar edifice. At this time, Albacete belonged to the Diocese of Cartagena. In the 16th century the previous Gothic vaults were demolished and replaced with the current Baroque ones. In 1936, during the Spanish Civil War its bells were melted down only to be replaced in 1947 by its current bells. It was also during this post war period, in 1949 when the principal facade was finished and the Diocese of Albacete was formed, elevating the church to cathedral status. In 1960 the lateral facade was finished in a Romanesque Revival style.
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  • On the outside it doesn't seem anything special, but if you walk you discover some wonderful frescoes. A guide approached us and told us many things, we were able to ask questions, and everything in the free plan. He was very friendly. The city is more beautiful than people think.
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  • Gothic building with transition to the Baroque that boasts a magnificent interior: its walls are completely covered with mural paintings of religious themes. Free access.
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  • I didn't expect the power observe the amount of frescoes that appear throughout the Cathedral, being of relatively recent construction surprised me.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, declared good of cultural and built over a mudejar temple with an exterior facade of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Oil paintings of Casimiro Escribá adorning the walls of the Cathedral can be seen in the interior. It is very bright and spacious on the inside and is located on a hill in the Centre of the city, into more modern constructions. The visit is free and is a must in the city.
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  • Nice place. Car parks nearby. Near-cafés
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  • I go almost every day for me is a site that I find great peace small and cozy
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  • Very nice. Of the few cathedrals that do not charge entry... An example to follow.
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  • Different Cathedral for his paintings on the walls and guide at your free disposal. A visit is worth
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