Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Valladolid

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We loved this Cathedral, the best we've seen and certainly with a history of building interesting and very curious. Just look at its exterior lines you can read Herrera and Churriguera. Simply spectacular. I believe that if it had finalized its construction it would not be as impressive as it is now, only one construction of the Renaissance Herrera. Stop forced.
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  • Although our Valladolid Cathedral is incomplete, because Juan de Herrera moved with the Court to Madrid, we have to visit it because it hides treasures, such as the Tower illuminated at night, its magnificent Cathedral Museum and over is close to the University, for what, more.
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  • Beautiful, unfinished Cathedral. There we visited the tower that remains standing, the other fell after the earthquake of Lisbon, from where stunning views of the city, can be accompanied by an excellent guide.
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