Catedral Vieja - Old Cathedral, Salamanca

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    Cathedral old - Capilla de San Bartolome.

    by breughel Updated Jul 26, 2011

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    The chapel of St. Bartholomew also called of Anaya (capilla de San Bartolomé o de los Anaya) is the most interesting of the old cathedral.
    In the centre stands the monumental tomb of Diego de Anaya, Salamanca bishop and archbishop of Sevilla, famous founder of the College de San Bartolomé the oldest of the University. It is made of alabaster and surrounded by a beautiful fence (photo 1).

    I found very moving and splendid in its simplicity the tomb of Gutierre de Monroy and his wife Constancia de Anaya (photo 2). Somewhat further is another tomb polychrome of a member of the Anaya family (photo 3).

    Also on a wall of this chapel remains a very old organ probably dated from the 14th c. but not playing anymore (photo 4).

    Cathedral - Tomb of Diego de Anaya. Tomb of Gutierre de Monroy and Constancia de Anaya Tomb of a member of the Anaya family. Capilla de San Bartolome - Organ
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    Cathedral old - tombs

    by breughel Written Jul 25, 2011

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    In the Capilla Major, on the sides of the altarpiece, are six monumental graves from princes, princesses and bishops from the 13th and 14th c. (photo 1). Remarkable is another tomb (photo 2) which preserved its original colours.

    Catedral vieja - tomb Catedral vieja - tomb polychrome.
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    Catedral Vieja - inside: most ancient part

    by Mikebond Written May 13, 2007

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    This is the original part of the Catedral Vieja: it is clearly older than the Romanesque-Gothic side but maybe it is also more fascinating. Here you see tombs of bishops, altars and a gravestone. Most of them were built using a beautiful red stone.

    tomb tomb tomb gravestone altar
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    Ancient Cathedral

    by el_ruso Written Apr 20, 2007

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    This XII century was started shortly after Salamanca's reconquest. It is Romanesque in style and is topped by a beautiful dome. Interior is richly decorated. In the XVI century the city started a much large Gothic "new" cathedral next to it, and now the Ancient Cathedral is essentially its extension. Its entry is through the "new" cathedral.

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    Catedral Vieja

    by benidormone Updated Apr 16, 2005

    Construction of the old cathedral began in 1140 and was finished in 1200. The most important architects were Juan Franco and Pierre d´Aix. Located under the Tower of the Bells is the chapel of Saint Martin. It was founded around 1262 by Bishop Pedro Pérez.

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    Catedral Vieja (Old Cathedral)

    by wanderlust23 Written Jan 31, 2005

    The only way into the Old Cathedral is through the much larger New Cathedral. After entering the Old Cathedral, we notice that this church is much smaller, and clearly Romanesque in its architecture.

    Opening hours:
    October to March: from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 17:30. April to September: from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30.

    Admission to the Old Cathedral, the Cloister and the Chapels:
    Individual: € 1.80.
    Groups (more than 20 people): € 1.50.
    Pensioners: € 1.50.
    Students: € 1.50.
    Schoolchildren: € 1.20.

    Interior of the Old Cathedral
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    Old Cathedral

    by bambino36 Updated Oct 14, 2004

    Its construction started in the year of 1140 but it last more than a century and it was finished by the end of the 13th century.
    The cathedral was partially destroyed by the earthquake of 1755.

    Admission is 1.80€

    Old Cathedral, Salamanca

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    Catedral Vieja

    by micas_pt Updated Apr 30, 2004

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    Unlike the New Cathedral, you must pay an entrance fee of €3 to visit the Old Cathedral – along with the Cathedral you are also entitled to visit the cloister and museum. Opening hours are:
    . October to March: from 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm
    . April to September: from 10 am to 7.30pm

    The Old Cathedral, as I mentioned previously, is adjacent to New Cathedral and there is an interior connection between both of them – to enter the Old Cathedral you must go through New Cathedral.

    This Cathedral was built between the 12th and 13th centuries – the long period of construction “brings” some Gothic details to this Romanesque monument. The highlight of this Cathedral is the retable made of 53 panels and painted by artist Nicolás Florentino, which depicts Jesus and Mary lives. Also, the image of Virgin de la Vega (Salamanca’s patron) made of Limoges delicate materials.

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    Old Cathedral

    by andal13 Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Old cathedral is a charming Romanic building; the picture shows the Torre del Gallo (Cock's Tower), wich has a weathercock. Inside the Cathedral, you will find some interesting stuff, especially the magnificent altar.
    To visit the Old Cathedral, you must go through the New one.

    La catedral vieja es un encantador edificio de estilo románico; la foto muestra la Torre del Gallo, que tiene una veleta en su cima. Dentro de la Catedral se encuentran elementos muy interesantes, en especial el magnífico altar. Para visitar la catedral vieja, se debe atravesar la nueva.

    Torre del Gallo

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    The Old Cathedral

    by Carmela71 Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    After more than a century the catedral was finished at the end of XIII in a Romanesque art.

    The area that surrenders the catedral, there are more monuments and also some streets only for restaurants and terraces.

    Very nice at night

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