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Catedral Primada, Toledo
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The centerpiece of the city and one of only three High Gothic cathedrals in the country, Catedral Primada was constructed using white limestone brought here from numerous quarries in the surrounding area. For many visitors, the highlight is the sacristy, with its impressive gallery packed with paintings by El Greco, Caravaggio, Titian, Rafael, Zurbarán, and Velázquez. Begun in 1226 on the site of an ancient mosque, the imposing building was modeled after the Bourges Cathedral in France. Its monumental interior features heavy columns dividing the space into five naves, with several side chapels containing exquisite gold reliefs, huge oil paintings, and portraits of cardinals going back at least 500 years. Photography is strictly forbidden inside, though you can access the bell tower to snap a few shots of the historic city center. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Catedral Primada by using our Toledo travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Interior of the building features a magnificent Baroque style Cathedral. Should be interesting to two symmetric towers, among other things. Be sure to visit the Cathedral of Toledo should get.
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  • It may be that has most impressed me all that I have seen Gothic. We have been impressed.
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  • You can't say that the Cathedral is not nice, although its grandeur one understands more about looking within and from outside, since it's a bit drowned out by other structures. In the mix of Gothic and Moorish is palpable everywhere but ... Why do I have to pay £ 10 to see it? I loathe the Obol that too often now stands for visiting the churches ...
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