Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Valladolid
(1.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Being from Galicia in monuments we can say much, but good this Cathedral to my taste is very involved in the city lacks a large square in front of the Bell Tower.
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  • Do not charge by the visit to the Cathedral. See it deserves the pena.si charge 3 e 5 per climb the tower and the Diocesan Museum.
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  • The herrerian style Cathedral is unfinished and is not too interesting. However, the visit to the tower is imperative. The bells and clock are but the most interesting is the explanation of the Guide: construction of the Cathedral, the city's history and overview of the city.
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