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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.
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  • There's nothing that specifically called me attention, except for a spectacular chapel which lies s the right of one of the entrances.
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  • A gem hidden between streets, a shame that can not you admire in all its splendor surrounded by houses. The gate of paradise is lovely. It saves a lot of treasures.
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  • Ourense Cathedral and the old town are a set of undoubted historic and architectural interest. Cobbled streets and the Plaza Mayor, along with Alameda and the garden of Posio, makes Ourense a city human, tailored to individuals, cozy and nice kick.
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  • It is a stunning, little-known Cathedral highlight the wonderful dome and the gate of glory with a few sculptures polychrome to envy of other catadrales most famous. They are amazing.
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  • It is a really beautiful Cathedral.
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  • Beautiful night view of the Cathedral. The surroundings make up a beautiful historic centre full of taverns and terraces where to taste the Octopus with a ribeira sacra.
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  • The gate of paradise a visit worth. The chapel of Santo Cristo is impressive and seems to enter you're in another place.
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  • Imperdível. Muita história e muita beleza. Se estiver em Orense, não deixe de visitar.