Plasencia. Old-New Cathedral

The Old Cathedral is a building of transition between the Romanesque and Gothic styles which currently houses a Cathedral Museum and was declared a National Monument in 1931. The New Cathedral is of Gothic-Renaissance style and is noted for its choir stalls of the Catholic Monarchs with unorthodox carved scenes criticising the bad habits of the ecclesiastical authorities of the time. According to legend the artist Rodrigo Alemán was locked up in one of the towers of the cathedral and there devised a contraption to escape from his prison on which he threw himself from the tower. Ever since then it has been said that the Icarus of Plasencia flies over the city.

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Coordinates: 40.0279123,-6.0932493