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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  • August 16, 2017
    I liked it but I saw it a little abandoned, we could not access the tower and only becomes group and guided tour that lasts 45 minutes...
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  • August 13, 2017
    Well apparently seen, there are many churches more beautiful as the San Pablo but since you are the ves .but Paul's I prefer
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  • August 1, 2017
    The building is worth, but is not prepared to receive visitors: neither lighting nor indications. So the influx of visitors is low. It gives the impression that it gives the same that is known or not.
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