Old Cathedral of Salamanca

The Old Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Vieja de Santa María) is one of two cathedrals in Salamanca, Spain, the other being the New Cathedral of Salamanca. The two cathedrals are joined together.

History

It was founded by Bishop Jerome of Périgord, in the 12th century and completed in Romanesque/Gothic style in the 14th century. It is dedicated to Santa Maria de la Sede (Saint Mary of the See).

The apse houses a large cycle of 53 tableaux, 12 of which by the 15th-century Italian artist Dello Delli, depicting the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. A fresco of the Final Judgement is over them.

Juan Francés de Iribarren was organist at the Old Cathedral in 1717–1733.

See also

  • History of Medieval Arabic and Western European domes

Further reading

  • BRASAS EGIDO, José Carlos: "Catedral de Salamanca", in Las Catedrales de Castilla y León, León: Edilesa, 1992.
  • CASASECA CASASECA, Antonio: Las Catedrales de Salamanca. Salamanca: Edilesa, 2008.
  • GÓMEZ GONZÁLEZ, P. J.; VICENTE BAZ, R. Guía del Archivo y Biblioteca de la Catedral de Salamanca. Salamanca: Catedral, 2007.
  • IERONIMUS 900 años de arte y de historia [exhibition catalogue]. Salamanca: Catedral de Salamanca, 2002:0

Interior Gallery

See also

New Cathedral, Salamanca

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Aby Go
15 April 2013
You can pay to go to the top to see the whole city!
Gabriel Gonzalez Garcia
10 December 2015
Maravillosa Catedral... Han conservado la antigua Catedral construyendo la "nueva" justo al lado y comunicada... Además hay una subida al Torreon del campanario... La cual no hay que perderse...
Jean Cité
7 August 2014
De visita obligada. Se puede subir a las torres. Como anécdota, en algún lugar de la fachada se tallaron un astronauta y un diablillo comiendo helado en la última restauración.
Alicia Arroyo
22 February 2015
Una obra de arte, tanto la Vieja como la Nueva. Con la subida a la torre también pasas a los pasadizos y balcones que recorren la catedral por dentro.
ErreKrbo
19 August 2016
Imprescindible el ieronimus. 3,75€. 198 escalones. Vistas preciosas de toda la ciudad. En la sala de campanas se puede dar una campanada en honor a alguien.
Nuria Berlana
8 April 2014
No puedes perderte la visita a ieronimus, es genial subir a lo más alto de la catedral, vistas alucinantes
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