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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  • Magnificent cathedral, next to the so-called old cathedral, late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Curious details (astronaut, monkey with an ice cream...) in front of Ramos that make that the tradition of art and contemporary artistic incorporation live.
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  • a very nice tour! These two cathedrals from different eras are surprising. A trip back in time!
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  • Unlike what has been done elsewhere in Salamanca old cathedral stood even against the new. Beautiful work of the middle ages. Very well preserved.
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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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