The Murcia Coast Sights

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Cathedral Review

Murcia's cathedral is a masterpiece of eclectic architecture. Begun in the 14th century, the cathedral received its magnificent facade—considered one of Spain's fullest expressions of the Churrigueresque style—as late as 1737. The 19th-century English traveler Richard Ford described it as "rising in compartments, like a drawn-out telescope." The 15th century brought the Gothic Door of the Apostles and, inside, the splendid chapel of Los Vélez, with a beautiful, star-shaped stone vault. Carvings by the 18th-century Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo were added later. The bell tower, built between 1521 and 1792, rises 95 meters (313 feet).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. Cardenal Belluga s/n, Murcia, 30001
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Sept.–June, daily 7–1 and 5–8; July–Aug., daily 7–1 and 6–8 (9 on Sun.)
  • Location: Murcia
Updated: 06-12-2013

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