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Cadiz Cathedral

Photo © Sean Munson. View all images in our Cadiz Cathedral Photo Gallery.
Photo © Sean Munson.
Photo © Sean Munson.
Photo © Alan Grant.

Cadiz Cathedral, also known in Spanish as Catedral Nueva ("New Cathedral") was built in the 18th century in the High Baroque style. Cadiz is located in the sunny region of Andalusia in southern Spain.

History

The cathedral took 116 years to complete, and the Neoclassical style was incorporated towards the end of construction. Massive and much-needed restoration work has recently been completed.

What to See

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the huge edifice is decorated entirely in stone, with no gold in sight. It is topped by a yellow tiled dome that adds a Moorish feel to the cathedral. Visitors can climb to the roof for a closer look at the dome and a fine view over Cadiz to the sea.

In the atmospheric crypt is the tomb of Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), the great composer of such Andalusia-inspired works as Nights in the Gardens of Spain. The cathedral museum (entry included with cathedral admission) has exhibitions of the city of Cadiz as well as religious paintings and sculptures.

Quick Facts on Cadiz Cathedral

Site Information
Names:Cadiz Cathedral; Catedral de Cádiz; Catedral Neuva; New Cathedral
City:Cadiz
State:Andalusia
Country:Spain
Categories:Cathedrals
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Styles:Baroque; Neoclassical
Dates:1720-1838
Status:active
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Cadiz, Spain
Coordinates:36.529424° N, 6.295252° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Cadiz Cathedral

Below is a location map and aerial view of Cadiz Cathedral. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. The Rough Guide to Spain
  2. Catedral de Cadiz - Spain.info
  3. Catedral de Cádiz - Frommers.com

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Title:Cadiz Cathedral
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:01/05/2010
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