This cathedral is not as famous as the Temple of la Sagrada Familia (Gaudí) of Barcelona, but it is really beautiful. It was constructed using Gothic style, and Princess Cristina, Duchess of Palma, got married in this Cathedral.
It surprises visitors that the Spanish province of Leon has two impressive cathedrals: Leon and Astorga, but it is normal as each city has a different bishop. Astorga is a little city, which conserves this fantastic cathedral, constructed in final Gothic style, combined with Spanish Renaissance style. Next to the cathedral, it is the wonderful bishop palace, designed by Antonio Gaudi.
Everybody knows the fantastic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Spain). Nevertheless, there are other cathedrals in this region which are very beautiful and interesting. This cathedral presents various styles. The outside is constructed in Renaissance style.(Sorry about my incorrect English).
The Cathedral which I have sent is one of the biggest churches in the world, and a jewell oh the Renaissance´s Architecture, as it was financed by Carlos I, the emperor of Spain in order to be buried under the coppola of this Cathedral.
This is a Romanesque-Gothic 12th century cathedral with many ancient artefacts inside. The gardens of the cathedral are very pleasant and contain orange trees. Archaeology done on the cathedral site has proved that there was a Roman temple and then an Arab mosque here before the cathedral was built.
This wonderful cathedral is a magnificent example of the ancient Kingdom of Aragon, and it is actually one of the best cathedrals of Spain. Its pinacles, towers and arches are really impressive. This cathedral is the best reason, more important than beaches, to visit the Balearic Islands.
When the visigothic Kingdom of Spain was surrended by Moors invaders (year 711), the northern zone mantained its independence. Soon, appeared the christian kingdom of Asturias, which capital, Oviedo, was a splendorous court where it was constructed this cathedral, started in IX c. and finished in XV c. in Gothic style.
This Cathedral was constructed in the beginning of XVI century using a style which mixes Gothic with Rennaisance. It was constructed as Cathedral-Fortress in order to protect the city of Almeria, which was in danger because of moors and pirates.
This beautiful cathedral is the best and purest example of Spanish Romanesque. Urgel was one of many catalan counties. Until the union of this counties under the Crown of Aragon, Urgel was one of the most important one. The cathedral is a jewell of the Romanesque as it presents the canonic structure and has no influences of another style.(Sorry about terrible English)
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