Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Cathedral of Santa María La Mayor

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This cathedral looms large and casts an enormous shadow in the evening throughout the adjacent Plaza Mayor. Built during the Gothic era in the 12th century, atop ruins of a conquered mosque, the cathedral's massive triptych facade has lost all its Gothic origins thanks to the Renaissance. Inside are the tombs of the cathedral's founding bishops, an impressive portico of the Apostles, and a Byzantine reliquary.

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Pl. Mayor, Cuenca, 16001, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €3.80, includes audio guide (free 1st Mon. of month); €5 combined ticket with Museo Diocesano Catedralicio
  • Nov.–May, weekdays 10–2 and 4–5, Sat. 10–6, Sun. 10–5; June–Oct., weekdays 10–2 and 4–7, Sat. 10–6, Sun. 10–5. Hrs vary, as the cathedral often closes for ceremonies; call to confirm

Published 08/18/2015


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