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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  • This is a real must see if visiting Valladolid. It is not the most beautiful but nonetheless there are lovely altar pieces and paintings to be gazed at reverentially. A professional Guide is really re...  more »
  • This is a truly beautiful cathedral that is a must-see in Valladolid. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to do the tour up the tower, and this is quite a regret, I'm sure the views of the city woul...  more »
  • In this area you will find a number of landmarks close to each other, the first one and largest being this cathedral. Unfortunately it was closed when we visited, so we could only admire the stunning ...  more »