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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  • I went for an early morning climb up the bell tower and loved it. Well structured tour of the cathedral topped by the views over the town and into the church. The views were stunning and I thoroughly ...  more »
  • Access to the "old" Cathedral is through the "new" one - they had the foresight not to demolish one to create the other but simply built the new next to the old! It is absolutely beautiful inside - co...  more »
  • There are some beautiful statues and artwork with Earl Sid's crucifix he carried in battle. Great value entrance fee that includes audio with interesting history of each section of cathedral  more »
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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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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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