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. See Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) and all Salamanca has to offer by arranging your trip with our Salamanca online trip maker .
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  • They have continued us to enter to arrive 5 minutes late, even telling the boss box (a brunette with short hair and Moody) Miss that will leave us to enter. Gross... Don't they realize that they are running out of tourism.
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  • Hard to say what is great. Both cathedrals together can be seen but as they are also structurally connected, I would see the whole thing as an ensemble. To do this, you can really only say: extraordinary and impressive. Salamanca is this called the Golden City to the right.
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  • The environment is beautiful, but its content is still more, although I therein can not be objective, since there I get married, and was one of the days most happy and beautiful in my life... I love but the new Cathedral also has its charm... ;-)
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  • Salamanca has one of the most amazing architectural buildings and cathedrals I have ever seen, I was in love with this one especially. I suggest taking the tour so you can go to the top and see the breath taking view of the city, and appreciate the hard work.
  • This is an amazing work of architecture, the biggest cathedral I've ever seen. It's a must see when visiting Salamanca. Pictures fail to show all the great detail of the cathedral.
  • 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
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