Cathedral of Almeria, Almeria

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Province of Almeria
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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  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • Beutiful peaceful and very good it says no cameras or videos but people were disrespectful taking pictures which annoyed me but well worth a visit
  • Nice architecture but the audio guide is just an enumeration and don't tell a story.
  • Old very peacefull still a house of worship
  • Huge building but not as exceptional as Sevilla, Grenada or Malaga.
  • 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).

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