The cathedrals of Spain
In the XI century on the site of the Cathedral of the virgin Mary in Girona was a Roman tomb, three centuries later there appeared a Church, and today is the Cathedral of white stone.
The Cathedral boasts a Gothic nave. Width (23 m), it is second only to the nave of the Vatican Basilica of Saint Peter (25 m). A huge arch is the creation of architect Guillermo Botella. Very beautiful and unique stained glass Windows. The chair of the Bishop, the diagonal arches, unusual columns, the famous organ – this is just a small part of what creates a Gothic atmosphere, delights and amazes with the beauty. Inside the Cathedral are the tombs of Barcelona’s count Ramon
Berengaria II and his wife, as well as a huge carpet woven XI V. “the Creation” is one of the main relics of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral of Burgos
Cathedral of Burgos is one of the greatest monuments in Spain. The construction of the temple began on the initiative of the king of Castile Ferdinand III and Bishop of Mauritius, who laid the first stone in 1221 This event marked the beginning of a new era in Spanish and European architecture. Large-scale building of the Cathedral is striking in its ease and splendor. Although the temple was built over 300 years, all parts look surprisingly harmonious. Openwork lace that adorn the Cathedral, and the abundance of light give it an ethereal fragility and lightness. Most of the buildings of the temple refers to the time of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, hence the diversity of gilding, stone carving and sculpture. Artistic and historical interest are many of the altars, monuments and tombs inside the Cathedral. A special place in the ornate decoration of the temple is the stained glass. Their quality is striking, because for 500 years they perfectly reflect light and create a special magic atmosphere. The decoration of the Windows are images of various shapes and compositions of religious content. Stained glass Windows, carved stone decorations and sculptures make the drill-gossi the Cathedral is the pearl of Spain.
The Cathedral of Zamora
The Cathedral is not only a business card of the city of Zamora, but also an important architectural object for the whole country. Located on the banks of the river
Duero, it is rightly recognized as the best ancient example of Romanesque architecture in Spain. The Cathedral was built in 1174 by king Alfonso VI and was named after the Savior. The most prominent point of the construction is a square 45-meter tower of the Savior. For a long time it was not simply a part of Cathedral, but also the defense building, where he carried out observation and protection of the Central part of the city. Since 1889, the Cathedral is a national monument of the country.
The Cathedral of Seville
In 1248, when Seville became a Christian city, its main mosque was used as a Christian Church. It was not until 1401 until the building is completely dilapidated. It was demolished and on that place built the Seville Cathedral.
Today the temple has nine gates. The main gates are opposite the Avenida de La Constitucion, erected in 1885 the Interior of the Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful of all Christian shrines.
Especially valuable is the marble Hall of the Chapter, which houses the work of the Spanish painter Murillo “Immaculate Conception”, as well as masterpieces by Velazquez and Goya. The Cathedral of Seville is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world.