A tour of the most beautiful Spanish cathedrals

There are many Spanish cities that have a cathedral. And some are really spectacular. It's hard to choose, but These Spanish cathedrals that we are going to visit stand out above the others for different reasons. How many have you visited?


Burgos Cathedral - ppl

It is a true jewel of Gothic art, although its construction lasted for five centuries. The works began in the twelfth century and did not end until well into the eighteenth. But if its exterior is spectacular, in its interior jewels such as the Condestable Chapel or the Golden Staircase are discovered.

2. Leon

León Cathedral - David Herraez Calzada

It began to be built in the 13th century and is another wonderful Gothic jewel. They draw attention to its two towers, different from each other, and the rose window of its main facade. Inside you have to mention its wonderful 125 stained glass windows and its choir of masonry, the oldest in Spain.

3. Seville

Seville Cathedral - Sergio Gutierrez Getino

The one in Seville is one of the most interesting Spanish cathedrals, and it is for several reasons. The one that most attracts attention, without a doubt, is its beautiful bell tower, the Giralda, the minaret of the old mosque. But do not forget that it is the largest gothic cathedral in the world. A real gem.

4. Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela - Sergey Golotvin

End of a long trip for thousands of pilgrims, The cathedral of Santiago de Compostela marvels at its spectacular facade. A baroque facade that hides a much older treasure: the Pórtico de la Gloria, a masterpiece of Romanesque art.

5. Salamanca

Salamanca Cathedral - canadastock

Two cathedrals in one. The old one began to be built in the twelfth century and the new, almost over it, in the sixteenth. The latter is the second largest cathedral in Spain and its bell tower, over 90 meters, one of the tallest. By the way, if on the facade of the old university you have to look for the skull with the frog, in the cathedral you will have to look for an astronaut.

6. Segovia, the Lady of the Spanish Cathedrals

Segovia Cathedral - Pabkov

Its name is due to the elegance of its forms and also to its dimensions. It is one of the last Gothic cathedrals that were built, already in the 16th century. Its vaults, which rise 30 meters, and its dome are spectacular, like its beautiful stained glass windows.

7. Jaén

Jaén Cathedral - Migel

Jaén Cathedral is a wonderful example of Renaissance architecture. Harmonious, balanced, elegant and proportionate, it served as an example for many other cathedrals in Latin America. With its facade, conceived as if it were an altar, and its beautiful interior, nobody doubts that it is one of the most beautiful Spanish cathedrals.

8. Toledo

Cathedral - Eric2x

It is a grand cathedral, magnificent example of the Gothic style. A temple with many treasures, from its slender tower to a fabulous interior where you can admire magnificent medieval stained glass windows and works of goldsmithing of incalculable value. And next to these jewels, a custody of more than two meters of gold and silver that stars Corpus Christi.

9. Cordoba

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba - KrisNM / Flickr.com

Not only beautiful, but also unique for its location. And is that The cathedral nave, of Renaissance dyes, was built inside one of the most impressive mosques in the world. Of course, the work did not please the almighty emperor Carlos V, who said a lapidary phrase: "You have destroyed what was unique in the world and you have put in its place what can be seen everywhere."

10. Zaragoza

Seo de Zaragoza - chiakto

A step away from the Basilica del Pilar stands the Seo, the cathedral of Zaragoza. It is a beautiful temple where you can see samples of Gothic and Baroque architecture, along with Mudejar elements that make it one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain, although unfairly unknown.

11. Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca Cathedral - Boris Stroujko

A fortress-like cathedral while still being elegant. The one in Palma de Mallorca, is one of the most unique Spanish cathedrals because of its exterior appearance, because it has the largest rosette of all European cathedrals, because its central nave is one of the highest and because Gaudí himself worked on it.

Video: La Sagrada Familia Walking Tour. A tour of Barcelona's most beautiful Cathedral with natural sound. (November 2019).