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Cathedral of Almeria, Almeria

(3.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is what it says on the tin.. a cathedral, but not a good one. the porticoed terrace inside is beautiful and worth the climb up the stairs, but the cathedral itself felt over restored and largely un...  more »
  • Out of season I had the luxury of wandering around this wonderful fortified cathedral unhurried and with no more than six other visitors to cross my path. There are handset guides in a selection of la...  more »
  • There is that highlight a detail curious. There are two bodies, one in each side of the choir, looking was inside, so your wall back of wood is visible. And these walls are painted in body, as you can see in the picture (although this has not been too good...)
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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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