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Salamanca Cathedral

The New Cathedral is one of a pair, aptly named Catedral Nueva (new) and Catedral Vieja (old).  They are physically connected to each other -the new one was begun in 1513 when it was decided that the old cathedral wastoo small. The Catedral Vieja was started in the 12th century in Romanesquestyle. It was completed a century later and one of its main attractions is itshighly intricate 15th-century altar – the work of Nicolás Florentino. TheCatedral Nueva was built in late Gothic style with Renaissance and Baroquedecoration. Inside there are eighteen chapels but the Capilla Dorada is thebest, housing as it does over a hundred sculptures.

  
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