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New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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Address: Plaza Juan XXIII 4, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 923 21 74 76
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Old and New in Harmony

Salamanca’s ‘new’ Roman Catholic Cathedral was built between the 16 & 18th centuries, primarily in Gothic style, to blend with the old Cathedral. Unique and contrary to the times... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda Y
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Dallas, Texas

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Kruishoutem
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old centre of Salamanca is simply amazing, with many medieval buildings competing with eachother for the eye of the visitor. One of the most imposing is without any doubt the cathedral. It's worth a visit, but in the end, it probably isn't so different from many other big churches and cathedrals in Spain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salamanca’s ‘new’ Roman Catholic Cathedral was built between the 16 & 18th centuries, primarily in Gothic style, to blend with the old Cathedral. Unique and contrary to the times, the old wasn’t demolished to make way for the new, but instead a wall of the new leans on the old. This meant the old cathedral had to be reinforced, and... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very impressive both inside and outside. Excellent carving on the outside doorways, including some contemporary carving (e.g. Spaceman) which blends in with the older carving. Inside it is highly ornate. We also viewed the interior from one of the high balconies which you walk over when you do the tower climb and walk.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Religious centre-piece of Salamanca, the new Cathedral is one five hundred years old, called because the 'old cathedral' adjoins it. Magnificent exterior and interior bristling with history and stunning architecture and sculpture.

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Parsippany, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Salamanca is a historic Spanish city with magnificent cathedrals - the most beautiful being the New Cathedral. New because it was built in the 16th century! The exterior is built in the Gothic-baroque style and has an exquisite interior. This is one of those places where, upon entering, your jaw drops!!!

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The two Cathedrals of Salamanca share a single joining wall, making them something of a curiosity. The visit involves stepping out onto the roof of one (great photography opportunities), and from there going inside the the other high up in its rafters, through attic rooms, before descending. The Old Cathedral, is, thus, accessed through the New Cathedral. You have the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You enter the complex through the new cathedral. Note that terms such as new and old are relative. Be sure to get an audio guide. Some of the chapels were open which was a surprise to me and allowed you to get very close the the artifacts. The cathedral space requires about 90 minutes to appreciate. The new cathedral is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I spent one full day in Salamanca because I wanted to see the famous Plaza Major. Besides that you can find other attractions and the New Cathedral is one of them. The atmosphere is amazing. The fact it was nearly empty was even better because you could enjoy better the moment without too much noise. Strongly recommended and ....watch the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Its very nice to walk around this Cathedral and its surroundings you will like it a lot it takes around an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The dominant landmark in the city and there are numerous great viewpoints to see it from. Up close the doorways and carvings are very impressive. Worth seeing inside as well, although if you are not a practicing Christian you may find the audio commentary a bit grating. However this shouldn't put you off the 4.75 EUR entry fee which also... More 

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