Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Valladolid

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Begun in the beginning of the 16th Century, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, was originally planned to be one of the largest cathedrals in Spain. At the time, Valladolid was the de facto capital of the nation, but with the subsequent move of the capital to Madrid, funding was lost and construction temporarily halted. From outside, note the mixture of styles; the lower part of the facade is part of the original plan of Juan de Herrera, while the more decorative upper part was constructed in the 18th century by Alberto Churriguera in the style of El Escorial. Inside, check out the scale model of what had been the original plan for the cathedral, trace your way through the stone labyrinth laid in the floor, or wander though the three naves to the four side chapels. Though much of the art it used to contain has been lost or sold, visit the next-door Diocesan Museum to see many important religious artworks. The cathedral also holds an impressive musical archive and is home to the Cathedral Museum. Entrance is free, but opening hours are limited, so be sure to check ahead of time. Arrange to visit Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and other attractions in Valladolid using our Valladolid trip itinerary planner.
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  • And I am very sorry to say it, but it is that I know almost all the cathedrals of Spain and I can't say that it is pretty nor impressive and over was Monday and was closed, so we confirm us with the exterior facade, nor do I believe that it deserves to climb the Tower of the Cathedral to see the rejados of Valladolid... unless it is very boring...
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  • Is difficult that the traveller that comes to Valladolid is dazzle to any monument architectural, given the wealth of the city. The Cathedral of Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción, "The unfinished" gets this impact. To know your history better resort to information use, but will force a summary. Its predecessor was the count Ansúrez, founder of the city. In the middle of the 11th century home the first temple, which was followed by new works. In practice substitution of all it earlier, at the beginning of the century XVI is decides to a new construction that is responsible for on to Riaño, Gil of Hontañón and that to the end assumes fully the Cantabrian Juan of Herrera, also author of the monastery of the Escorial. The works passed from the mid 16th century until even the nineteenth, which concluded the right Tower, being that the left had fallen decades before by the effects of an earthquake and never turned up. The interior is imposing, sober, clear, not cut by choir and with exceptional acoustics. HIGHLY recommend learn the organ concerts that organized.
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  • We went on Sunday, February 26 in the morning, in the established schedule of 10:00 to 14:00. We wanted to climb the Tower of the Cathedral as we thought it would be worthwhile (the Cathedral is unfinished and sober and dark), the visit to the tower is the only thing that really the Cathedral offers. When we went to get tickets, Lord of the ticket office told us, without any regard to, that the visit to the tower today Sunday was not possible. Seeing that no thought give us any explanation, you insist by know what was happening. He merely tell us that the guide was sick and that therefore the visit to the tower was not possible until next Tuesday... It seemed surprising that a tourist service at a cathedral, an important city as Valladolid, may allow this... Simply amazing!
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