The most beautiful cathedrals in Spain – Part I

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Spain is known worldwide for having among other things its beautiful cathedrals, these are scattered throughout the Spanish territory, they are part of the tradition and living in Spain. To do this today I have a list of the most beautiful cathedrals of Spain.

The most beautiful cathedrals in Spain

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The construction of this great cathedral started around 1075 and was designed as a Latin cross with three naves and three cruise ships also. Romantic style, like other monuments romantic as the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria del Sar on the outskirts of the city.

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral (The Mayor), is a Gothic gem, its construction began 1221 and consecrated in 1260. It is located in the city of Burgos, the Spanish comunidad de Castilla y León. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. It is the only Spanish cathedral that has the distinction of UNESCO independently.

Logroño Cathedral

Logroño is the capital of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja. On the banks of the river Ebro Its cathedral Santa Maria de la Redonda is built on a former XII century Romanesque church. The current building has undergone many changes, most recently, the incorporation of its famous towers called “The Twins”, with several overlapping bodies surmounted by a spire studded with pinnacles.


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Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza

The city of Zaragoza is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Aragon, in her we can find many tourist attractions and sights as the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar, the largest Baroque church in Spain, within which we can see frescoes by Goya and Francisco Bayeu among others.

Segovia Cathedral

The beautiful Cathedral city of Segovia is a building built in 1525 and consecrated in 1520. It is of gothic style and is the ultimate temple of this style built in Spain. The pinnacles, towers and flying buttresses are an impressive group, while the interior is vaulted, light and elegant.

Cathedral city of Segovia

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Palma de Mallorca Cathedral

The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca is also known as La Seu, is located opposite the beach Cam Pere Antoni. Palma de Mallorca is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Spain visited because it has a perfect harmony between the exceptional natural beauty and one of the best atmospheres in the country.

Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

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Seville Cathedral

The Cathedral of Seville is the queen of gothic cathedrals of Spain. Fifteenth century work, is a majestic temple of five large ships. It is one of the largest temples in Christendom.

Cathedral of Jerez de la Frontera, Sevilla

The Cathedral of this beautiful city is a XVII century building, which includes the Gothic, baroque and neoclassical stands on the original Great Mosque of Jerez and the ancient Church of the Savior. Inside you can find some pictures and images of real artistic value as the Christ of the beam and the Virgin by Francisco de Zurbarán Niña.

Ourense Cathedral

The Cathedral of the city of Orense was built in the twelfth century. It has three naves, a transept and an ambulatory Renaissance style. In the cloister is a very interesting museum. Access to the temple through the front door reveals the Gate of Paradise, XIII century work.

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
In the Andalusian city of Cordoba is the Mezquita cathedral, built between 785 and 990, to admire the art of Arab architects. The large room is supported by 856 columns with horseshoe arches of red and white marble. Along with the historic center and its former Jewish quarter is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1984.

Murcia Cathedral

Murcia is a Spanish city, capital of the Autonomous Region of Murcia, located southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, on the River Segura. The most emblematic building in Murcia is its Cathedral of Santa Maria, belonging to the diocese of Cartagena and is located in the historic center of the city, in Plaza del Cardenal Belluga.

Cathedral of Santa Maria

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Toledo Cathedral

The Cathedral of Toledo, one of Toledo’s most emblematic buildings, mostly gothic is, although it has elements of other styles, built on the Mosque of the city in time Muslim.

Valencia Cathedral

In the old city we find the Cathedral built in the thirteenth century, where the chapel of the Holy Grail treasure what is alleged is the Holy Grail, an agate cup dark brown. The Cathedral has a tower 207 steps which can be up to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Besides the building itself, the Cathedral of Valencia is interesting covers Romanesque and Gothic, a magnificent dome with openwork tracery windows and bell tower or Miguelete famous.

Cathedral Santander

The Cathedral of the city of Santander is the oldest monument in the city and sits on a dais Roman houses the original church of the thirteenth century. Its crypt contains the remains of Menéndez Pelayo, Don Marcelino, as if it were a saint, whose work was great and unforgettable.

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Oviedo Cathedral

The Oviedo is one of those little cathedrals of Spain that have pre-Romanesque. It preserves important remains of Asturian art, and of course also Romanesque, Gothic. A treat for the lover of history.

Huesca Cathedral

Huesca Cathedral began in the late thirteenth century, replacing the Muslim mosque which was used as a Christian church. It has a beautiful cover on its main facade full of sculpture.

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