Siguenza Cathedral Basilica, Siguenza

Home to the "Sacristy of the Heads," Siguenza Cathedral Basilica was erected in the 12th century. In the sacristy, 304 effigies watch over El Greco's painting of the Annunciation. Take a close look at the door to the room adorned with the effigies of female saints, where you'll find a hole cut into the wood that allows cats to pass through. Guided tours introduce you to works by some of the Spain's finest artists of the Medieval period, which include golden altars, sculptures, and paintings. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Siguenza Cathedral Basilica by using our Siguenza trip maker tool .
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  • It is not the most beautiful Cathedral of Spain or the area but is marked by the sad recent history and the wounds during the civil war in their towers can still be seen.
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  • Worth doing the tour because if not you lose the cloister, the roof of the heads and an exhibition that there are costumes of the Isabel series.
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  • It is dedicated to Santa María la Mayor, patron saint of Sigüenza. Dates from the years thousand hundred and peak, some facade Romanesque mingles with Gothic, it has two towers that gives the impression that it is a castle instead of a cathedral. Inside is the famous Doncel de Sigüenza.
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  • It is a Romanesque cathedral, but with architectural aspects and heritage pieces from all periods, highlighting the Chapel and burial of el Doncel, but also emphasizing (should not miss it) the "sacristy of the heads" and its hundreds of medallions, that give a clear idea of the culture of the Renaissance is Spain. Besides that... tapestries, choir, shields, the cloister, bells... a wealth of goals that you should contemplate.
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  • Imposing Cathedral in Sigüenza. Inside it houses the statue of Alabaster of El Doncel, one of the best of the Gothic period, whose curious history is worth. Traces of the Civil war are also very striking in the pockets of the tower. Recommended
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  • Symbolic Cathedral in the historic centre of Sigüenza. Free access.
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  • Mixture of styles. The conservation. The attention of the staff.
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