Astorga Cathedral

Astorga, Spain

The Cathedral of Astorga edifice was begun in 1471, within the same walls of its Romanesque predecessors from the 11th-13th centuries. The construction lasted until the 18th century, thus to its original Gothic style appearance were added elements from later styles, such as the Neo-Classicist cloister (18th century), the Baroque towers, capitals and the façade, and the Renaissance portico.

The interior houses numerous artworks, such as the Flemish-Spanish retablo of St. Michael, and the large high altar by Gaspar Becerra (1558), considered a masterwork of the Spanish Renaissance sculpture. Other sculptures include the Purísima by Gregorio Fernández (1626), St. John the Baptist and St. Jerome by Mateo del Prado (17th century) and the Christ of the Waters (14th century).

Next to the church is the Neo-medieval Episcopal Palace, designed by Antoni Gaudí.

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Founded: 1471
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Ma Za (14 months ago)
Paying to enter "the house of God"? Really? Whats next? Paying to pray? Robbery!
carsten hellmuth (15 months ago)
Amazing. And all this in the small village of Astorga
Caroline O'Dwyer (15 months ago)
It was a fantastic experience, well worth a visit.
Oliver Page (15 months ago)
Another extraordinary gothic cathedral well worth a visit
Bertalan Péter Farkas (2 years ago)
Very great masterpiece Cathedral in German gothic-style in the heart of Astorga, next to the Gaudí Episcopal Palace.
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