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Spain's Tallest Cathedral
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

 

The ranking could be defined as close. In fact, only six meters separate the tower of the New Cathedral of Salamanca from the emblematic Giralda of Seville. With its 110 meters, this construction rises above the sky of the Castilian and Leonese city, allowing it not only to lead the classification of religious temples but also that of any building in this city.

Built between the 16th and 18th centuries, this cathedral used part of the structures of the previous basilica to achieve these amazing dimensions. In fact, the bell tower was built on top of the old tower, rising to this height at the end of the works.

However, the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 damaged part of its structure, forcing the deviation caused by the tremor to be tightened and reinforced with a stone embankment, widening what was destined to be a slender tower.

This is a recommended visit if you happen to be travelling through the region, quite a spectacular cathedral.

 

 



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