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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  • Beautiful Cathedral, however stripped of your wealth in sacred art. Very well preserved at a price of visit quite accessible. A pity that the only bathroom in a chapel.
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  • We have the luck of having wonders as this Cathedral. Only six Spanish cities have two cathedrals, Salamanca is one of them. Santa Maria or old for me is much more beautiful, only to see his facade makes imagine the amount of life, history and culture who has lived in it.
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  • The new Cathedral is beautiful but in my opinion no comparison with the old which has an undeniable charm with beautiful frescoes. Not to be missed.
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  • 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
  • Without a doubt, landmark of the city which you can not miss, both outside and inside.
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  • Very good, the visit is joint to the two cathedrals, the old and the new. Both are incredible.
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