Salamanca, Spain, is blessed with a number of remarkable buildings, including the Catedral Nueva which is actually built adjacent to the older one.
Catedral Nueva, Salamanca, Spain.
Even my widest angle lens had trouble capturing the entire exterior in a single frame. Inside, the sweeping columns rise to amazing heights.
Inside Salamanca’s Catedral Nueva.
Quite a large amount of light falls into this building, compared to the Romanesque style cathedrals you’ll find in other cities. Heading to the “old” cathedral through a door, you’ll find a number of paintings such as these:
Interior paintings, Salamanca’s “Old” Cathedral.
As well as some interesting tombs:
Tomb and wall paintings at Salamanca’s Cathedral.
Back inside the “new” cathedral, you’ll find this pipe organ.
Detail from inside Salamanca’s Catedral Nueva.
I found this bit of rope and tackle intriguing.
Equipment used to build the cathedral or hoist the bells? Maybe.
Of course, there is so much more to see during a visit to this sacred place. Take your time and plenty of photos. The cool air inside invites you to linger and ponder.