Place of Interest
Catedral de Santa María Calahorra
tipo de documento semantico attraction
It is in the suburb, on the banks of the Cidacos River, guarded by the Bishop's Palace and Paseo de las Bolas.
Origins. Several churches had previously been built on this site before. Renovation started on the former one towards the end of the 15th century and was not completed until 1900 with the placement of the high altarpiece, since the previous one was destroyed in the fire of the 13 June 1900. A large Atrium precedes the Cathedral. In the centre of the floor, the rose of the winds.
The façade: Baroque for some, neoclassical for others, built by the Brothers Raón at the end of the 18th century. It is conceived as an altarpiece of three bodies in a triangular pediment.
It is original, you must go down a few steps to enter it, perhaps because the previous churches had a doorway at the level of the river. When there was flooding in Cidacos, the Cathedral would be flooded and this, together with the building of the road or bridge, led to protection being built, raising the doors. This would explain these steps.
As soon as you enter the Cathedral, you are facing the Retablo de los Reyes, rococo-style. It consists of one body, three sections and a top section. Medallion of the Epiphany, relief of St Jerome and Cristo de la Agonía (which is carried in procession at Easter) are the works of Bazcardo.
Admission and visit free.
Guide: individual 2 €/ Groups 1.50 € (from 20 persons)
Bishop's Palace: only Open to the public on Sunday and holidays from 12:00 to 14:00.
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