Albacete Cathedral

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Cathedral of San Juan de Albacete
Native name
Spanish: Catedral de San Juan de Albacete
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LocationAlbacete, Spain
Coordinates38°59′45″N 1°51′22″W / 38.995728°N 1.856202°W / 38.995728; -1.856202Coordinates: 38°59′45″N 1°51′22″W / 38.995728°N 1.856202°W / 38.995728; -1.856202
Architectural style(s)church
Official name: Catedral de San Juan de Albacete
TypeNon-movable
CriteriaMonument
Designated1982
Reference no.RI-51-0004621
Albacete Cathedral is located in Spain
Albacete Cathedral
Location of Cathedral of San Juan de Albacete in Spain

The Cathedral of San Juan de Albacete (Spanish: Catedral de San Juan de Albacete) is a Roman Catholic church located in Albacete, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1982.[citation needed]

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The church of San Juan was constructed in 1515 in place of a Mudéjar edifice. At this time, Albacete belonged to the Diocese of Cartagena. In the 16th century the previous Gothic vaults were demolished and replaced with the current Baroque ones. In 1936, during the Spanish Civil War its bells were melted down only to be replaced in 1947 by its current bells. It was also during this post war period, in 1949 when the principal facade was finished and the Diocese of Albacete was formed, elevating the church to cathedral status. In 1960 the lateral facade was finished in a Romanesque Revival style.

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