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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Alcala De Henares holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Catedral de Alcala de Henares and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Incredible is divine whole and huge. I went up to the Tower, I love the great organ, its capillitas, its crypt, which is spectacular.
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  • It is not a cathedral to use, since despite being Gothic style, during the Civil War it burned almost whole. After restoring it, you can see for just one euro Cathedral, the cloister and the Diocesan Museum. It is worth.
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  • The entrance costs €1 and you can visit the Cathedral, the cloister and the Diocesan Museum. It is advisable to not stop doing this visit.
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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.
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  • Located near the Plaza Cervantes. Called the Cathedral of child martyrs for the Christian faith Justo and pastor. The Cathedral was built in the middle ages and completely destroyed during the time of the civil war. Inside a typical kakolicheskogo structure of the Cathedral Church and under the altar with the relics casket children of martyrs, as well as the stone on which they chopped off their heads because they do not deny the faith of Christ.
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  • The Cathedral is very interesting but the unfortunate guided. That happens no one take the guided tour because the Guide bore a sheep and does so with total disinterest. It can be worse, really.
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  • One of the two unique master cathedrals of the world (the other one in Belgium), but if you want to know more I recommend visiting it, has in addition you can climb to the Bell but you have to learn the storks breeding season because of access can be restricted. From the Cathedral can be in walking distance to the archaeological museum, the House of the interview and of course... A lot of sites where drink accompanied by a lid. It is recommended to fully explore this area.
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