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Cuenca Cathedral is a Gothic church. The building is one of the earliest Spanish examples of Gothic architecture. It was the earlier Romanesque style that dominated the Iberian peninsula around the time the cathedral was constructed.

Work began in the year 1196 and was largely completed in 1257, although further renovations continued. In the 15th century, the Gothic head was reconstructed, while the exterior of the cathedral was almost completely renovated in the 16th century. In the 17th century, the chapel of the Sagrario was built and the façade and the towers were reformed in the Baroque style. In the 18th century the new high altar was built, and at the beginning of the 20th century, due to the collapse of 1902, the façade was reconstructed in an unfinished Neo-Gothic style.

The cathedral is dedicated to Mary and Saint Julián, the second bishop of the Diocese of Cuenca and the patron saint of the city.

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  • Copyright: Sergio Acin (sacimar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4402 W: 53 N: 6030] (34869)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2003-11-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2018-10-11 5:12
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