Cathedral De Santa MariaCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Plaza Cardenal Belluga, Murcia, Spain
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-945122160
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral , Landmarks, Community And Government, Religious, Churches
Cathedral de Santa Maria is a magnificent piece of ancient architecture in the city of Murcia, Spain. The gothic architecture of the church was given a baroque touch in 1748 which was indeed a successful makeover for the church. Cathedral de Santa Maria is a unique blend of gothic and baroque style together with an extravagant 16th century design and a high altar chiseled out of silver. The cathedral also houses a treasury with a remarkable collection of jewelry, silver, furnishings, retablos, paintings, funerary monuments, ancient woodcarvings, tombstones, etc. The walls of the cathedral are of solid limestone while the main entrance door is plateresque. One of the salient features of Santa Maria is the three doors, two of which are Gothic.
- The cathedral is a wonderful place with a pleasant area to walk around and explore.
- It has no entry fee.
- The cathedral is surrounded by plenty of cafes and restaurants.
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95% of people who visit Murcia include Cathedral De Santa Maria in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
74.59% of people start their Cathedral De Santa Maria visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedral De Santa Maria
87.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedral De Santa Maria
Barroque cathedral of Murcia. Started on gothic style over a previous mosque and after Christian conquest of Arabic kingdom, the building went through several periods of construction. Its main facade is an excellent sample of Spanish barroque. Inside it holds the Museum of the Cathedral where all religious objects of the bishop house are kept. A large pipe organ is placed opposite the altar and next to the chorus. It is really worth visiting.
Beautiful facade, well taken care of. The cathedral has nothing to envy and is in my opinion strongly underrated. The inside is gorgeous, the high ceilings are just breathtaking. Masses are given regularly, worth the visit
Very disappointing. Many small village churches are much nicer inside. Entry is supposed to be free but we were hassled by scruffy old men with collecting beakers. These were at every entrance /exit and tried to get you both on the way in and out, even going to the extent of grabbing your arm on the way out. Shall not be going again.
A lovely place to visit. Underground parking available very close to the cathedral.
Nice little cathedral, I think its one of the most important in Spain because it's one of the tallest. Worth a visit if you come to murcia, and sitting in the tapas bars next to it, it offers a great view.