Contact details

Plaza del Santo, s/n.
26250  Santo Domingo de la Calzada, La Rioja  (La Rioja)
info@catedralsantodomingo.es
http://www.catedralsantodomingo.es/
Tel.:+34 941341230
Tel.:+34 941340033

Location

Autonomous region:
La Rioja

Province/Island:
La Rioja

Rioja, La

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Description

Its origins date back to 1158, when building work began. In the 14th and 16th centuries it underwent various modifications until it attained its current appearance. It has three naves with a transept, ambulatory, triforium and an ogival vaulted ceiling. Highlights on its exterior include the Romanesque apse, Baroque tower and the south or 'Santo' entrance, with a semi-circular arch, images set in niches and circular skylights. The main altarpiece is in alabaster and walnut and was completed in 1545. There is some outstanding 16th-century Plateresque ornamentation on the choir stalls. The various different chapels include particularly the chapels of El Sepulcro de Santo Domingo (with recumbent statue); Santa Teresa (pantheon of the Marquises of Ciriñuela); La Magdalena (one of the most richly appointed in the cathedral); El Santo Cristo (with two altarpieces, one Renaissance, the other Baroque); San Pedro (which conserves part of its Romanesque structure). The cloister dates from the 14th century, although it was later modified in the 16th. The sacristy and chapterhouse are home to important works of art, such as several Hispano-Flemish triptychs from the 15th and 16th centuries, and a range of precious metalwork.

Construction:
Cathedral

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Historic period:
16th century, 12th century

Setting:
The town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada has numerous other interesting monuments such as the monastery of San Francisco, the convent of Las Bernardas, the Pilgrims' Hospital, Palace of Bishop Juan del Pino, the Town Hall and various stately mansions.

Practical information

Schedule

From Nov 04 to Mar 31
From Monday to Friday
From 10:00 to 19:30

Saturday
From 10:00 to 19:10

Sunday
From 10:00 to 12:20
From 14:00 to 19:00


From Apr 01 to Nov 03
From Monday to Friday
From 09:00 to 20:30

Saturday
From 09:00 to 19:10

Sunday
From 09:00 to 12:20
From 14:00 to 19:00


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