Catedral de Lugo, Lugo

Saint Mary's Cathedral, better known as Lugo Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church and basilica in Lugo, Galicia, north-western Spain. The cathedral was erected in the early 12th century in a Romanesque style, with Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassicist elements.
A church existed in the site from 755. In 1129 Bishop Peter III commissioned a new edifice in the latest architectural style from Raimundo, a local architect and builder. This Romanesque structure was completed in 1273.
Later renovations and restorations added elements in other styles, such as the Renaissance retablo at the high altar. It was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and fragments of it are housed in the church.
The cathedral received from the Pope the privilege to permanently expose the Holy Sacrament.
The cathedral has a Latin Cross structure, with a length of 85 m. It has a nave, covered by a barrel vault, and two aisles, with an ambulatory and five apse chapels. The triforium features triple ogival mullioned windows. The apse houses a calvary sculpture from an unknown date.
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  • With a group of pilgrims, after sealing the credential, we agreed to pay the 3 euros of the entrance of pilgrims. The cathedral is dedicated to our Lady of the Big Eyes. There are many works of art on its altars and altarpieces. And the imagery reveals the artisticof of each design. In my view, the most significant thing was the dressed image of a Nazarene. And also the faces of some of the statues with features and physiognomies so typical of the local people.
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  • Full ecclesiastical structure that stands in Vigo and that you come across during the .... "Walk to Santiago" ! The exterior architecture is very flashy through slender columns - eardrums - hemlines and openings; the interior is no less with its statues and canvases of a certain value ! For tourists .... "Walkers", this is an obligatory stop for a stop and to reconcile it .... Look!
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  • Beautiful religious building. Extraordinary high altar area.
  • Amazing. There's also a tour of the towers with a lovely guide. Nice museum.
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