Cathedral of Santa María
The Gothic jewel, which conservation is perfect, was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Contemplating the exterior of this architectonic marvel is astonishing. The construction of this cathedral was ordered by King Ferdinad III on July 20, 1221, following various French samples. The cloister was finished with the adjacent chapels in the 15th Century. The Towers and the dome (reconstructed by Juan de Vallejo) were added during the second half of the 15th Century and the early 16th.
The interior of the cathedral is distributed into three spacious naves around which thirteen chapels are irregularly distributed and inserted. Besides, there is a transept nave at the same height as the central one, forming a Latin cross. In front of the north transept gate known as the ‘Portada de la Coroneria’ of the Cathedral, you will see the house of the Colonia family, built in the second half of the 15th Century.
On the same plot of land Juan Vallejo began to build a palace acquired in 1565 (16th Century) by Andres de Maluenda and besides, it was also King Ferdinand VII and Napoleon’s occasional residence.