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Catedral de Plasencia

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral, Plasencia, Spain
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Two Cathedrals in One

The Cathedral of Plasencia is really two interconnected Cathedrals--called the Old and New Cathedral (Vieja and Nueva). The old was begun in the 1200's while the new was begun in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Plasencia is really two interconnected Cathedrals--called the Old and New Cathedral (Vieja and Nueva). The old was begun in the 1200's while the new was begun in the early 1500's. The main altar is quite beautiful and dates to the 1600's. Walking through the two Cathedrals feels like stepping back in time. A very nice visit.

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A church that asks for an admitance fee is kind of contrary to Jesus throwing the money lenders oout of the temple isn't it?

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Well priced, large and comfortable. We only stayed for one night and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Huge bath and bed. Sights and restaurants only a short walk away. Call beforehand for directions if you are driving and check to see if you can have a space for parking your car. Well worth staying.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

v interesting cathedral a must see if you are in plasencia, two sections, one older than the other, the secondary cathedral built later on over laps the older one, fascinating

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

On our way up north decided to stop for lunch in plasencia, to be honest we weren't expecting much after being told by friends it was just another overrated cathedral. We loved it! even came across a local lady willing to show us parts of it and tell the kids a couple of local moths surrounding the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The place is worth a visit as it is quite unusual to see two cathedrals in one. The new one was never finished And the old one isn't complete either as the builders took the stone blocks for the new one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

A lovely building with two cathedrals coming together - the new lying against the old. If you are in Plasencia it is worth a visit to look at and spend a little time inside,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

It's pretty much the main attraction of the city. Interesting because the new cathedral is against the wall of the old cathedral.A bit dark

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Fascinating where old and new cathedral meet. Excellent commentary and well laid out with relevant talk at each location. Even my husband enjoyed it and he is a bit jaded by all all the Spanish churches churches we churches we have seen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Wow!! This is how it's best described. How could they build all this in the 1100's? Amazing!! Long, steep walk, but worth every single step.

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