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Another corner of the cloister of the cathedral of Segovia, which I have already shown in an earlier post and the WS attached to it.

The next lines are copied from the notes of my earlier posts of the same church.

The cathedral was built in the 16th century, replacing the older cathedral that was destroyed in the course of a revolt that happened in 1520. The cloister that we see here was translated from that older cathedral, which didn't stand on the same location. The main style is late Gothic (I think I have read somewhere that it is the last of the great Gothic cathedrals built in Spain), but it has many traces of Renaissance and Baroque. It's is often called "The Lady of the Spanish Cathedrals" because of its dimensions and elegance. As a matter of fact, I find surprising how a building that is so huge and imposing can be so elegant. The height of the main nave is 33 m (108 ft) and the highest tower is 90 m (295 ft) high.


#1 - The big tower seen from the cloister.

#2 - Detail of the back façade of the cathedral.

Link to all my posts of Segovia: *.

Location (latitude, longitude): 40.95,-4.12583

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