Catedral de Ourense, Ourense

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Province of Ourense
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.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit in stride, and admire every corner guided by a device they give you at the entrance once you have paid € 3 (children and adolescents do not pay).
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  • August 19, 2017
    Well i do not understand why we have to pay to goto a churh/temple. We have visit a lot of churchs and temples and we never pay for it. What a mess for turists that comes a long way. Better luck next ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Small Cathedral that lack a tower to be finished. The main entrance was long closed since it was not accessible. This entry gives access to the gate of paradise, similar to the Portico of glory Santiago Bill. There is a very famous leather Christ. He is interested in you the Museum
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  • I great place. Re-fuel in Ourense. Wander through the streets and eat in the surrounding area
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  • Very nice, no doubt place of stop on the visit to ourense.
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  • I love it. But the entrance, seems a bit expensive although the orensanos do not pay it.
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  • Not what expected me. Nice surprise
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