Sigüenza Cathedral

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Cathedral of Santa María de Sigüenza
Native name
Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de Sigüenza
CathedralsFacadeInSiguenza.JPG
Location Sigüenza, Spain
Coordinates 41°04′06″N 2°38′29″W / 41.068411°N 2.641267°W / 41.068411; -2.641267Coordinates: 41°04′06″N 2°38′29″W / 41.068411°N 2.641267°W / 41.068411; -2.641267
Governing body Roman Catholic Church
Official name: Catedral de Santa María de Sigüenza
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1931[1]
Reference No. RI-51-0000599
Sigüenza Cathedral is located in Spain
Sigüenza Cathedral
Location of Cathedral of Santa María de Sigüenza in Spain
Cathedral of Sigüenza.

The Cathedral of Sigüenza (Catedral de Santa María de Sigüenza) is the seat of the bishop of Sigüenza, in Guadalajara, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.[1]

Vaults of the presbytery and the transept.

It is built in Romanesque and Gothic style.

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sigüenza-Guadalajara.

The cathedral has its origin in 1121 when Bishop Don Bernardo de Agén (1121–1152) was named bishop by Bernard de Sedirac, Archbishop of Toledo, with the objective of reducing the influence of the bishop of Osma, at the time of the reign of Doña Urraca, daughter of Alfonso VI. Don Bernardo conquered the city 1124. In 1138 Alfonso VII donated land, and in 1144 Don Bernardo founded the cathedral, possibly on the foundations of an existing Visigoth or Mozarabic church.

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