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Mérida


Santa María de la Asunción Procathedral


Contact details

Plaza de España s/n
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/iglesiaconcatedralsantamaria
Tel.:+34 924317054

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Badajoz

Badajoz

Description

On a Visigoth temple

This temple, which preserves remains from the 13th century, was built between the 17th and 18th centuries.

It was built over an earlier Roman-Visigoth temple. This is a building divided in three naves by square pillars. The main front which faces the square comprises a first flat body on which a vaulted niche is superimposed with the image of Our Lady of Guidance. Inside, there are the tombs of the expert Don Alonso de Cárdenas and of the Duke and Duchess de la Roca. The front of the foot is Neoclassic.

Construction:
Cathedral

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
18th century, 13th century

Setting:
City Hall, Palace of Burnay, Hotel Emperatriz, walled enclosure, Citadel and bridges.

Practical information

Schedule


Church can only be visited during hours of worship.


Prices

Admission free

 

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