Catedral de Lugo, Lugo

Saint Mary's Cathedral, better known as Lugo Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church and basilica in Lugo, Galicia, north-western Spain. The cathedral was erected in the early 12th century in a Romanesque style, with Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassicist elements.
A church existed in the site from 755. In 1129 Bishop Peter III commissioned a new edifice in the latest architectural style from Raimundo, a local architect and builder. This Romanesque structure was completed in 1273.
Later renovations and restorations added elements in other styles, such as the Renaissance retablo at the high altar. It was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and fragments of it are housed in the church.
The cathedral received from the Pope the privilege to permanently expose the Holy Sacrament.
The cathedral has a Latin Cross structure, with a length of 85 m. It has a nave, covered by a barrel vault, and two aisles, with an ambulatory and five apse chapels. The triforium features triple ogival mullioned windows. The apse houses a calvary sculpture from an unknown date.
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  • Cathedral with different architectural styles nestled in a special setting in the Plaza de Santa Maria and with the Episcopal Palace in front.
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  • This church is pretty big. He has plenty of spaces to pray. The main altar is impressive and very beautiful.
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  • Classical Cathedral in Spanish style, located within the city walls. The interior and stone facade are valuable
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  • It is a sight to behold and splendid in every way. It's certainly one of the best I've ever seen. The museum section is very well done and extremely informative. The only disappointment was not being able to get a clear view of the nave. Entrance is relatively cheap at €5 per adult. It's a must-see when one is in the area.
  • An interesting visit with audio tour. The only real disappointment was that it was impossible to get to a location to get the full view of the magnificent altar that you see in the photos.
  • Very friendly and relaxing place to hang out with family... just amazing history and Architecture
  • The museum inside the cathedral will take around 1 hour or two if you want to take it all in. Very beautiful retablos and repliques. €5 or if you’re a pilgrim €3
  • All of Lugo historic center is worth visiting and the cathedral is definitely the top attraction!
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