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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  • It's pretty big. And simply beautiful. Not so cluttered with gold and altars. You can visit for free the Catedrale. You pay admission for the Museum. Go around the building, driven them. You will feel transported back in time.
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  • Great Felipe II project to build the largest Cathedral in Europe, on the Collegiate Church of the city. The work planned by Juan de Herrera, and in which architects worked as Diego de Praves. The Cathedral of our Lady of the assumption is one of the jewels of herrerian style that exist in the city. Currently it has a lift in the tower for spectacular views of the city centre.
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  • We went to see her and we were surprised how simple, poor, dark (you not broadcast the feeling) different from the other cathedrals. We climbed the Tower see its bells, clock and watch Valladolid from another view.
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