Old Cathedral of Salamanca
The Old Cathedral is one of two cathedrals in Salamanca.
Founded by Bishop Jerome of Perigord, it was started in the first third of the twelfth century and continued until the 16th in Romanesque and Gothic style. It is dedicated to Santa Maria de la Sede.
Construction began at the time when Romanesque was giving way to Gothic, which is significant in the difference between the pillars and the grubbing of the cross vaults, since there is no continuity between. It was about to be destroyed since the project the New Cathedral was thought failed but the need for a place to hold worship while finishing construction, meant the initial decision to destroy it was rejected.
Given the frontier character of Salamanca, the Old Cathedral was protected like a fortress. This is not so visible now, the battlements of the Tower have all but disappeared.
Other attractions in the church are the main altar of the fifteenth century and the fresh upper, which houses the Reckoning, Nicolas Florentino (1445).
Opening Hours Old Cathedral, Cloister and Museum:
Ticket Price Old Cathedral of Salamanca:
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.