Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), Salamanca

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
One of Salamanca’s two major cathedrals, Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) represents a mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance to learn about the cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, and the mosaics, frescoes, and gold altar it contains. Climb up the bell tower and pass over the walkway for a birds-eye view of the cathedral. See Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) and all Salamanca has to offer by arranging your trip with our Salamanca online trip maker.
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  • Beautiful cathedral and extremely interesting to see how the original building (old) has been developed into the new. Audio guide available to add detail but also nice to just wander and gaze. It...  more »
  • Located in one of the central areas of the old town, the church is beautiful and is great for architectural students to view it. Great place to spend some time in Salamanca.  more »
  • I preferred this older cathedral to the newer one, at least in terms of the artistic value. The apse with the main altar has some beautifully painted panels. Furthermore the various medieval frescoes remaining here and there are very nice. The chapels around the cloister had some beautiful medieval tombs, especially the one in the Capilla de los Anaya. I followed the whole tour with the audioguide plus several stops to admire the art well, which took in total (with the New Cathedral) nearly 2 hours.
  • Amazing religious landmark

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