An interesting building with plenty of locations to visit within the Cathedral Building. Also displays of ancient paintings, statues etc. Allow about 45 minutes for the visit.
I have never seen such an impressive gothic and baroque structure...I felt like in a dream, almost made me tear up! Recommended!!! The cathedral impressed me more from the outside. Beautiful place.
I really enjoyed getting the chance to visit this cathedral. Both the inside and outside of the building have very impressive features, and one can wander inside for quite some time to see and register many particular details. It's totally worth a visit when you come to the city.
The two cathedrals, are together at that will evaluate as a whole. admission is paid but provided an audio book in their mother tongue. The same is easy use and ergonomic. With so much to see, the various pieces of art, mostly of the century XI to XIV are fantastic. The architecture is amazing and great. Visit and imagine that was built only with hand tools without heavy machinery!
Fascinating from outside, interesting inside.Deligtful apse with magnificent tablets. Double shot for photo taking since New Cathedral is located next to it.
Salamanca has a fascinating, well-preserved and intact old town with Renaissance and Plateresque architecture. My husband and I only had an afternoon to enjoy the city so we needed to prioritise on what to see. There are several highlights not to be missed, namely▪The Catedral Vieja and Nueva (old and new) whose altar piece in the old Cathedral dates from 1445. Entrance for seniors is only €4 with a very informative audio-tour. ▪The university dating from13th Century in Calle de los Liberos has an elaborate facade in which is a medalion carved in relief of two Catholic Monarchs. ▪ Torre del Clavero is a 15th Century tower with its original turrets. And, of course, the▪ UNESCO World Heritage site of Plaza Major dating from the 18th Century is one of Spain's largest and most beautiful squares. Why not do what we did, for €5 we sat with 2 coffees to enjoy its splendor? We found that Parking Colon was reasonable and very convenient. An afternoons parking was just under €5.
Very well organized audio tour with many highlights; just enough detail without being overwhelming; this is a combo ticket with the New Cathedral
with one word…just amazing…huge cathedral…with nice chapels…we spent 2 hours inside the cathedral and it was not enough...
With the lights illuminating the Cathedral it was a picture postcard. Beautiful old building which blended well with the new Cathedral.
Be sure to pay the entrance fee and see the inside of this spectacular site. Once you pay you can see both the New and Old Cathedrals, complete with audio guide. The contrast is fascinating and beauty abounds. If the guide is too much you can listen to a bit, then switch to the next narrative. If you're 65 or over, ask for the slight discount for seniors.
At entrance, we were told we couldn't go in because electricity was off. Other people passed right in. Never figured it out. Anyway, cathedral couldn't match Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, so our exclusion was no big deal. From what we could see from entrance, it was one of Spain's minor major cathredals - architecturally and esthetically.
Both cathedrals are worth a visit, especially since they're connected. Our guide was excellent and pointed out many interesting features...including cracks in the wall caused by the lisbon earthquake.
This is a very beautiful and interesting church inside the new one.Much harmony and much history connected
The old cathedral is adjacent to the "new" one. It is interesting to see the two together. You walk down steps to get to the old one from the new one (which is still very old, but about 500 years younger than the old one).
Wonderful - probably best to see the new cathedral first, as the old cathedral is so much more interesting