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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  • Salamanca’s ‘old’ Roman Catholic Cathedral was completed in the 1300s, in a Romanesque/Gothic style. It may be smaller and not as grand as the new, but it’s very important because a wall and the bell ...  more »
  • The Cathedral is magnificent, visited accompanied by a guide from the University of Salamanca. the Gothic style church.
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  • It seems little sister, slightly beaten by the colossal new Cathedral, but inside have to visit him, and views of the Tower of the Rooster from the small patio (the back of the Cathedral) are impressive, from the most beautiful city.
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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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