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Catedral Vieja

The construction of the old cathedral started around 1150 and went on until the 13. century. 1172 the cathedral school was founded, which later on bacame the University of Salamanca. It is built in...
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Sep 06, 2016

Cathedral

In a beautiful quarter composed by the university's squares, classic buildings and churches, the dominant sight belongs to the bell tower of the old cathedral. Looking carefully, it's easy to see in...
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solopes
May 25, 2016

Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral of Salamanca was built between 1140 and 1200. Sounds very strange but today you cannot see this cathedral from outside. New Cathedral built in XVI-XVIII centuries totally covered its...
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May 19, 2015

Interior

Old Cathedral of Salamanca was built between 1140 and 1200. Chapel of Saint Martin of Tours was added in 1262. That’s why Old Cathedral was built in Romanesque style and although got some additions in...
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May 18, 2015

Column capitals. Part One

Old Cathedral of Salamanca can boast with many Romanesque sculptures and column capitals. To see all those masterpieces of Romanesque art you need to look up. And you will be rewarded, you well see...
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Oleg_D.
May 18, 2015

Column capitals. Part Two

Romanesque capitals of columns are traditionally decorated with statues and bas-relieves showing scenes of Biblical and Historical events. For me the most interesting capitals are those that show the...
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May 17, 2015

Chapel of Saint Martin

Chapel dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours is situated on the right hand side from the entrance to Old Cathedral. Entrance to chapel decorated with big fresco showing Saint Martin Sharing his cloak...
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May 17, 2015

Retable.

Retable of Old Cathedral consists of fifty three scenes from the life of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin. Huge fresco of the Last Judgment is in the vaulting of the apse, over the panels of...
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Oleg_D.
May 16, 2015

Chapel of Gospels

Chapel of Gospels didn’t impress me deeply. It is small and has baptismal font of XIII century. This font is really old but not the most beautiful among those survived till nowadays. There is also...
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Oleg_D.
May 16, 2015

Chapel of Epistles

In the Chapel of Epistles you are going to find polychrome tomb of a bishop, late Romanesque/early Gothic doorway with excellently carved capital. Side panel of bishop’s tomb shows the scene of...
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May 16, 2015

South Transept. Frescos

When New Cathedral was added to the Old one in XVI-XVIII century only southern wing of transept left and survived till nowadays. So, Old Cathedral has only half of transept but this is worth to see...
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May 15, 2015

South Transept. Tombs

In southern wing of the transept you are going to see four laymen’s tombs built in XIII century. All these tombs are the unique source of information on fashion and styles of XIII century. Amazingly...
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Catedral Nueva - New Cathedral

The construction of the Catedral Nueva started 1513 and was finished in Gothic style1733, with the Lissabon earthquake parts of the building fell down and where finaly restored in Baroque 1762....
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Casa Lis

If you like these styles tzis is a must see,. The house was built by Joaquin de Vargas y Aguirre for Don Miguel de Lis in a industrial architecture style with marvelouse painted glass, particuar the...
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Universidad - University

Alfonso IX the King of Leon founded the University of Salamanca in 1218 uniting several already existed educational institutions. Nowadays huge complex of University buildings is situated mostly...
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Palacio de Anaya

Anaya Palace is named after Diego de Anaya and Maldonado the founder of the College of St. Bartholomew in 1401. Construction of the building that has reached our days was begun in 1697 and was...
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Casa de las Conchas

Casa de las Conchas or House of Cockleshells is one of the most famous architectural symbols of Salamanca. This building was built in expressive Gothic style between 1493 and 1517. It was built by Don...
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Clerecia

This church was originally known as the Church of Royal College of the Jesus Society. It was built in XVII and XVIII centuries in baroque style. First architect was Juan Gomez de Mora. Construction...
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