Catedral de Alcala de Henares, Alcala De Henares

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The Cathedral of St Justus and St Pastor in Alcalá de Henares is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1904.The Carrillo archbishop, rises the church to the rank of collegiate church. At the time of Cardinal Cisneros he was awarded the title of "Master" and the current building is designed, constructed between 1497 and 1515 in late Gothic style typical of this stage. The tower was built between 1528 and 1582.In 1904 the Cathedral was declared National Monument. During the Spanish Civil War the church is burned losing virtually all its treasures, saving some bars and some chairs from the old choir. In 1991 the diocese of Alcalá restored and is elevated to the status of cathedral-master, Diocese Complutense recovering that which was from the V century until 1099ExteriorThe exterior of the temple is simple and austere. The walls are covered by molding type Segovia. They emphasize the cover of the western facade of Flamboyant Gothic style, in which central medallion depicted on Saint Ildefonso; and the tower, designed by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and Rodrigo Argüello, in herrerian style, with a height of 62.05 meters. Top is a beautiful spire tower slate.The cathedral has a severe seventeenth century cloister arches between pilasters. Soils appear covered by Renaissance carpets from nearby convents. In one of the walls the grave of Cardinal Cisneros remains.InteriorThe building's interior is divided into three naves covered by cross vaults resting on pillars fasciculados. The overall shape of the building resembles the traditional Latin cross with marked transept. The entire building suffered much in that fire, and countless works of art and objects of great historical, devotional and sentimental value were lost. Today the temple houses apart from its religious functions, an interpretive center and the Cathedral Museum.
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  • This Cathedral is located in the heart of the old historical city. She is open every day from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30 hours (Saturdays only in the morning). The entrance fee is €3.00, including audio guide. To the tower with panoramic view, one needs to visit €2.00 to pay extra. The Cathedral was built in the early 16th century. Since then, there have been many alterations. As a result, we see a mixture of Gothic, plateresque and mudejar elements. Noteworthy is the suitcase "hunt for the 5 senses" from gilded silver and set with ivory bas-reliefs. Also the cloister can be visited. That is worth a visit!
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  • The tower can be seen from many points of the city and is very nice. Inside a cathedral is complete. What distinguishes it is the facade and Tower.
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  • Cathedral without too many luxuries in the Interior, but steeped in history. This building makes the environment which is located into something spectacular.
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  • Open most of the day. Only two euro to go to the top of the tower. No English speaking staff but it is a very straightforward Church. There are audio guides available. Daily mass at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm. 1:00 pm mass during the school year. The body of San Diego de Alcala is here in the second alcove. The Statue of the patroness of Alcala is here as well, Nuestra Senora del Val.
  • A penalty. Not have a schedule displayed for tourist visits. Until you reach Alcalá whole you that you need to make an appointment by telephone. It troubles me to know that being the Catholic Church which has more grants Government, not is can one find free schedules, and to make matters worse the best cathedrals are always closed. Or if by mistake you find them open to charge you. Go that that of doing business are given quite well.
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  • Interesting Museum.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral is worth visiting it. Only €1 entry
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