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Andalusia Sights

Cádiz Cathedral

  • Pl. Catedral Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/07/2014

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Five blocks southeast of the Torre Tavira are the gold dome and baroque facade of Cádiz's cathedral, begun in 1722, when the city was at the height of its power. The Cádiz-born composer Manuel de Falla, who died in 1946 at the age of 70, is buried in the crypt. The cathedral museum, on Calle Acero, displays gold, silver, and jewels from the New World, as well as Enrique de Arfe's processional cross, which is carried in the annual Corpus Christi parades.

The cathedral is known as the New Cathedral because it supplanted the original 13th-century structure next door, which was destroyed by the British in 1592, rebuilt, and rechristened the church of Santa Cruz when the New Cathedral came along.

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Address:

Pl. Catedral, Cádiz, Cádiz, 11002, Spain

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Phone:

956-286154

Sight Details:

  • €5 (includes crypt, museum, and church of Santa Cruz)
  • Museum, crypt, and Santa Cruz: Mon.–Sat. 10–6:30, Sun. 1:30–6:30; Cathedral: Mass Sun. at noon

Updated 06/07/2014

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