Cathedral of Almeria, Almeria

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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. Add Cathedral of Almeria to your Almeria travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Almeria tour itinerary planner.
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  • The gates of this Cathedral are quite gedataileerd worked out, but the General outer architecture is very robust, heavy and rather floppy. Pity that they closed was because of the preparations for the "Semana Santa" through which we could not admire the Interior.
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  • Beauty and history abound both inside and outside of this beautiful place. marvel at the buildings from the Plaza then enter the church and look at the rich wonders that call this place home.  more »
  • To be able to pray in the Cathedral of Almería, you pay currently monstrous €4,50. Am willing to pay anyone but only to pray in the Cathedral a ticket for a tour, should prefer another God House choose. Today (13.03.2018) the little Gabriel was buried, and for most there was no place of course inside the Cathedral, so that the fair was transferred to the forecourt. After the ceremony, many of those affected were (I) to pray at the Cathedral. By an employee of the archiepiscopal Palace we were sent to the door on the back of the Cathedral where then everyone should buy a ticket. A ticket for a prayer and a few candles for a small, murdered boy? Shamelessly, just shameless. By the way, of all those who wanted to pray at the Cathedral, nobody bought a ticket, all have sad to leave the place.
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  • A beautiful cathedral with some fantastic 17th century paintings. A very good audio guided tour in various languages. Worth a visit when visiting Almeria City.
  • Doesn't look like a cathedral on the outside, possibly more like a castle. Entrance is 5€, which gives you an audio guide that can go into a bit too much detail about the paintings and carvings if you're not from the area or maybe Spanish, and is sometimes confusing in it's explanations (not describing the alters in order or leading you into a room then describing things above the door on the outside). The sculptures, carvings and many pictures are impressive. Photography is not allowed.
  • Beautiful architecture and design. Only €5 for access and includes an audio guide which was very informative.
  • An absolutely beautiful cathedral well worth a visit
  • A must see beautiful place.

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