Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Valladolid

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Religious Site
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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  • As the building is spectacular, even if it is not finished. Recently installed an elevator with a magnificent panoramic views and are in one of the best atmosphere in the city, with terraces, restaurants to chop something and a pedestrian area very good for walking. In Holy week, mercece worth it to see how they take (emotional) steps
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  • You should make an effort of restoration and lighting in order to enjoy this empalicese Cathedral to the Church of the former which is on the other side of the square.
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  • The truth is that there are quite a few buildings in the city with much cultural and architectural attractions that leave a little to this second.
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