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Catedral de Ourense, Ourense
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Ourense Cathedral is located in Ourense in northwestern Spain. Dedicated to St Martin, it was founded in 550. The first structure was restored by Alonso el Casto. The present mainly Gothic building was raised with the support of Bishop Lorenzo in 1220. Its local patroness is Saint Euphemia. There is a silver-plated shrine, and others of St Facundus and St Primitivus. The Christ's Chapel was added in 1567 by Bishop San Francisco Triccio. It contains an image of Christ, which was brought in 1330 from a small church on Cape Finisterre. John the Baptist's Chapel was created in 1468 by the Conde de Benavente. The Portal of Paradise is sculptured and enriched with figures of angels and saints, while the antique cloisters were erected in 1204 by Bishop Ederonio. The Capilla de la Maria Madre was restored in 1722, and connected by the cloisters with the cathedral. The eight canons were called Cardenales, as at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and they alone did services before the altar; this custom was recognised as "immemorial" by Pope Innocent III, in 1209. The cathedral, which has undergone an impressive transition of architectural styles of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical, was built to a Latin Cross plan. It has been a functional basilica since 1887. The cathedral has a crucifix that is held in great reverence all over Galicia.To visit Catedral de Ourense on your trip to Ourense, use our Ourense trip generator.
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Si no eres vecino de la diocesis de Ourense, ahora tendras que pagar para visitarla. A cambio recibiras una audio guia, entraras en zonas, antes cerraradas y veras mucho mas que antes.Yes not are neighbour of the Diocese of Ourense, now you'll have that pay to visit it. In return you will receive an audio guide, you will enter in zones, before cerraradas and you will see much more than before.show original
Tienen un Cristo al que le crece el pelo!!!! Y va un peluquero una vez al mes a cortárselo.... Supera eso! Muy bonita.Have a Christ that hair grows! And going once a month a Barber to cut it... Beat that! Very nice.show original
Esternamente è rigorosa nelle linee, gli interni sono sobri e suggestivi; interessante anche il Museo, incluso nel costo del biglietto (€ 5). Utile anche la "audioguida".Externally is rigorous in its lines, the interiors are simple and striking; also of interest is the Museum, included in the cost of the ticket (€ 5). Also useful "audioguide".show original
Luis Bustabad AlonsoThe Cathedral more cool of Galicia, is a pity that it is hiddenshow original
Carlos PereiraOne of the most charming of all Galicia cathedrals is especially the chapel of Santo Cristo in which it seems that you've entered another world. A site that you should not miss if you go through the city of Ourenseshow original
Álvaro VázquezIt isn't bad, but it is not that of Santiagoshow original
Guillermo CMBeautiful Cathedral, especially on the outside. Inside a little cold due to the lack of decoration. Great altar and ambulatory, but a little low and dark decor. Currently in works by the gateway. In the Sunday mass had a person singing mass giving like to hear him.show original
Félix ÁlvarezA jewel to rediscover, especially now that we can return to enjoy the porch and its colors. Sorry for better illumination and the constant opening of his Museum. To take into account this year is the opening of the Puerta de la Misericordia.show original
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