Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), Salamanca

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One of Salamanca’s two major cathedrals, Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) represents a mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance to learn about the cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, and the mosaics, frescoes, and gold altar it contains. Climb up the bell tower and pass over the walkway for a birds-eye view of the cathedral. Add Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) and other attractions to your Salamanca trip itinerary using our Salamanca holiday planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, the groups of tourists again out of town. Very beautiful, impressive.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I loved visiting cathedrals and climb the towers even more. I recommend it a lot if you come from tourism to this city
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  • August 20, 2017
    An absolute beauty. Lovely murals a peacefull surrounding. The old cathedral is right beside the old so you enter that one via the new cathedral. It is killing art at times and it is very very overdon...  more »
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  • Really nice! Worth to visit!
  • Splendid! It's a great cathedral, to be visited together with it's new neighbour (still 300 years old). Do take an audio tour, as it adds a lot to the experience.
  • Connected to the new catedral and the original one... a must see
  • Amazing
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Known for its uniform sandstone grid of historical buildings, the compact city center is often considered Salamanca's main attraction. Staying in the historical center allows you to explore the many iconic landmarks, quaint plazas, and majestic architecture, as well as experience the lively tapa and wine culture. Tucked away in the cobblestone streets of the center are a number of historical hotels that represent the city's rich cultural heritage, or you can opt to stay at one of the many family-owned pensions that dot the area for a more affordable accommodation option.
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