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Cathedral of Almeria, Almeria

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Religious Site
Despite attacks from pirates sailing from North Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries, Cathedral of Almeria still appears as if it was completed yesterday. In fact, even though the cathedral was built in the 16th century, the last bell wasn't added to the bell tower until 1805. The north facade of the church is an ornate example of 16th-century architecture, designed by Juan de Orea. Local marble and polished jasper accent the Gothic ceiling inside; this is complemented by carved stone and a walnut wood choir stall. The tomb of the cathedral's founder, Bishop Villalan, is located behind the altar; its detailed design is also the work of Juan de Orea. Put Cathedral of Almeria into our Almeria trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Almeria.
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  • Those days that you don't know what to do, and since we were in the capital city of nosa closer to take a look and it was a pleasant surprise. As all Temple, impose, in addition carvings impressed me much. I really liked the 'virtual' tour!
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  • Not the greatest but very beautiful! Almeria can be proud of its Cathedral. Private chapel built by prominent families and brotherhood, we breathed a Catholic air in conservative spirit.
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  • We enjoyed the visit to the Cathedral of Almería, good choice of must-see on a family trip
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  • Apart from the Alcazaba, the 'Cathedral' is the other principal monument in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers and so it was designed as a place of refuge as well as worship. It was built in a Gothic style with a Renaissance facade. I am not a church-goer but I have visited this cathedral a number of times - the first was an interested architecture aficionado, the other times were to watch classical concerts that are held there, especially during Semana Santa (Easter).
  • A nice buiding, it has free entrance and the church is still functioning.
  • Deceptively plain from the outside. Inside it is quite outstanding. The organ in particular is very interesting. It has a series of horizontal organ pipes. The whole place is a pleasant surprise.
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