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 of Cadiz Cathedral
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 at Cadiz Cathedral
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
|Names:||Cadiz Cathedral · Catedral de Cádiz · Catedral Neuva · New Cathedral|
|Styles:||Baroque style; Neoclassical|
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|Coordinates:||36.529424° N, 6.295252° W|
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Map of Cadiz Cathedral
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