Old Cathedral of Salamanca

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Crossing tower of the Old Cathedral
The apse

The Old Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral Vieja de Santa María) is one of two cathedrals in Salamanca, Spain, the other being the New Cathedral of Salamanca.

History[edit]

It was founded by Bishop Jerome of Périgord, in the 12th century and completed in Romanesque/Gothic style in the 14th century. It is dedicated to Santa Maria de la Sede (Saint Mary of the See).

The apse houses a large cycle of 53 tableaux, 12 of which by the 15th-century Italian artist Dello Delli, depicting the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. A fresco of the Final Judgement is over them.

Juan Francés de Iribarren was organist at the Old Cathedral in 1717–1733.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • BRASAS EGIDO, José Carlos: "Catedral de Salamanca", in Las Catedrales de Castilla y León, León: Edilesa, 1992.
  • CASASECA CASASECA, Antonio: Las Catedrales de Salamanca. Salamanca: Edilesa, 2008.
  • GÓMEZ GONZÁLEZ, P. J.; VICENTE BAZ, R. Guía del Archivo y Biblioteca de la Catedral de Salamanca. Salamanca: Catedral, 2007.
  • IERONIMUS 900 años de arte y de historia [exhibition catalogue]. Salamanca: Catedral de Salamanca, 2002:0

Interior Gallery[edit]

Old Cathedral, Salamanca interior
Old Cathedral, Salamanca interior
Old Cathedral, Salamanca interior

See also[edit]

New Cathedral, Salamanca

Coordinates: 40°57′37.7″N 5°40′0″W / 40.960472°N 5.66667°W / 40.960472; -5.66667