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Ourense Cathedral is the main religious temple of the town of Ourense. It was built in the twelfth century in late Romanesque style with Cistercian influences in its structure, but rather are given several styles due to various reforms that it suffered. The cathedral was declared a National Monument in 1931 and holds the rank of Basilica since 1987.
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Ourense Cathedral is one of the main medieval buildings of Galicia
Ourense Cathedral was built between 1160 and 1188 in late Romanesque style in the same site where stood up an ancient temple “Suevo” of the sixth-century. The present cathedral is the result of eight centuries of reforms showing a set with various architectural styles. In their origins the Cathedral of Ourense was a temple with three naves and a transept nave, following its consecration were continued doing works in the temple.
Main Features of the Ourense Cathedral
Late Romanesque with gothic elements
|Author unknown with influence compostelana of the Maestro Mateo. They have also intervened in the Cathedral of the teachers Cornelis of Netherlands, Diego de Solis and Juan de Angers .|
|Finality||Catholic cult, dedicated to St. Martin of Tours.|
|Remodeling||1499, 1520, 1590 y 1620.|
|Data of interest||Highlighting its beautiful Romanesque doors with compostelana influence.|
|Telephone||988 22 09 92.|
|Adress||Plaza Trigo, 1, 32005 Ourense, Ourense|
Later in the fifteenth century was built the spectacular Cimborium in Gothic style over the transept. In the sixteenth century was reformed the western façade that covered the “Portico of Paradise” , although there is some element of the original facade of the thirteenth century. The three naves of the cathedral have vaults of simple ribbed and pointed arches. The transept or transverse aisle is a nave with a barrel vault with a small apse at each end of the arm, currently occupied by the Chapel of the Holy Christ and the Sacristy.
On the exterior also highlight its three beautiful Romanesque doors perfectly preserved, two of them the northern and southern doors are very similar with Inside archivolt and with a magnificent sculptural decoration of “Compostelan” influence. The West Gate also called “Portico of Paradise” is the most spectacular and attractive of the entrances of the cathedral. This reproduces of simplified mode the structure of the Portico of Glory of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
In the interior stand out the Main Chapel with main altarpiece, work of Cornelis of Holland of the sixteenth century, the lattice of the presbytery and the choir that they are from the sixteenth century. The choir stalls from the late sixteenth century is made of walnut wood and is currently divided by the temple. The sixteenth-century ciborium completes the ensemble, also highlight the Chapel of the Holy Christ of the second half of the sixteenth century in Gothic style and the unfinished Gothic cloister which houses the cathedral museum.
The visit to the Ourense Cathedral can be performed from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 to 13:30 h. and from 16:00 to 19:30. On Bank Holidays from 16:00 to 19:30 h.
More information about the Ourense Cathedral in turismodeourense.com
Cover image in wikipedia.org
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