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 Cathedral is very nice, although the entry of €5 is a bit over the top. After all, not everyone is interested in the Guide
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  • Goes unnoticed but is a luxury to have something like this in Almeria. Of the few cathedrals fortress in Europe. A visit is worthwhile.
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  • This fortress Cathedral is so beautiful and interesting. The visit is in 5th and includes an audio guide in french. We visit a cathedral richly decorated between Gothic and romantic, a cloister with two rooms showing magnificent ecclesiastical objects, and a small pool in the middle of the cloister. Visit which a us lot more.
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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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