View of the cathedral amongst the streets of Mondoñedo (Lugo, Galicia)



Located in a wide valley that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea, Mondoñedo is one of the most evocative capitals of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia. Its historic quarter has been declared a Property of Cultural Interest.

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, a National Monument, preserves the original Romanesque doorway with a beautiful rose window and baroque towers. The transept and sacristy were later built in the Gothic style. The interior also offers a juxtaposition of styles, with mural paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, baroque organs, Gothic and Renaissance style choir stalls and a Rococo main altarpiece. It houses the Diocesan Cathedral museum, one of the most important museums of sacred art in Spain.

 The Episcopal Palace is located in the same square as the Cathedral; the Old Town Hall, dating from the 16th century and currently the municipal library; the monument to the author Álvaro Cunqueiro and several houses with arcades. Near the square you can find the shield of Charles V engraved in the Fonte Vella. The Santa Catalina Seminary is also behind the cathedral, and is a monumental building built in the 18th century. The convents of La Concepción and San Pedro de Alcántara are of baroque style. Another notable place is the Os Muiños neighborhood due to its traditional architecture and canal structure. 

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