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    CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA
                      LEADING
 
Introduction
Dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin and declared a National Monument in 1889, the construction of this building, which faces east, was likely to have begun during the reign of King Fernando II (1157-1188) at the end of 12th century. Following the construction of a late Romanesque structure, which survives in it the exterior perimeter of the cathedral, and in spite of the posteriors modifications (main chapel, Saint Virgin of Pilar’s Chapel, vestry and ante sacristy), the building consists of a Latin cross ground-plan with triapsel east end and a well developed transept with three naves. Three main façades give access to the church, complemented by a cloister to the north.
Part I

Dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin and declared a National Monument in 1889, the construction of this building... Read more...
Part II

The south façade, known as “Cadena’s door” was completed during the first stages of construction... Read More...
Part III

Of note in the western façade, which is original to the 13th century, is a frieze of seven small blind trilobated arches... Read More...

Part IV

A large choir occupies the center of the main nave. The perimeter walls still retain two small doors carved out of walnut... Read More...
Part V

Also of note is the sepulchre of Fernando de Robles and María Pérez Piñero located in the north nave. It was completed in 1559... Read More...
 

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The Cathedral, based on articles by J.R. Nieto, here...

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