Culture and traditions

Cádiz Cathedral

The Holy Apostolic Church Cathedral of Cádiz is in the Cathedral Square. It has been declared of Cultural Interest (B.I.C.). It is known as the New Cathedral, since previously there was another, the Church of the Holy Cross (the Old Cathedral), which had been built by order of Alfonso X and, after a fire and after several reconstructions, was in very bad condition.

Facade of the Cathedral of Cádiz

The construction of the New Cathedral began in 1720 and ended in 1853. Thanks to this, it has a mixture of style due to changes in architect and economy. From below and upwards the building presents baroque, rococo and neoclassical styles.

Altar of the Cathedral

It has a Latin cross plan, three naves and circular ambulatory at the head. The facade is very moving, with two towers and very characteristic concave and convex shapes.

Cádiz Cathedral

It has 16 chapels with imagery works of very high value. The High Altar, shaped like a temple, is in the Presbytery. The Crypt is a true masterpiece of architecture made of oyster stone, where the burials of several bishops and the musician Manuel de Falla and the writer José María Pemán.

The schedule Visiting is from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The entry It costs € 5 and includes a visit to Cathedral Museum which is located in Fray Felix Square, in the old building Accounting House.

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