Salamanca. Cathedrals

Salamanca has two cathedrals which adjoin each other. The New one is Gothic in style and the Old one is a fine Romanesque monument. It represents the ‘last breath of Gothic style’ because it was built just before the Renaissance. The New Cathedral of Salamanca is an artistic point of reference of the capital of the River Tormes and an example of a densely ornamented monument which contrasts with the sober simplicity of the Romanesque building alongside it. All in its interior constitutes the courting of several artistic styles: Gothic merges with baroque and the latter feeds on the Renaissance to materialise in the form of stones, figures, and glass.

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