(active after 1290 in Extremadura)

Exterior view

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Cathedral, Plasencia

Among the city of Plasencia's most treasured landmarks is its unique cathedral, a monument whose most unusual feature is the fact that it is made up of two adjoining cathedrals: the old cathedral and the new cathedral.

Construction of the old cathedral began in the late 13th century and it was restored in the late 15th century. This cathedral is a fusion of two architectural styles: Romanesque and Gothic. Inside it has three naves without apse.

Construction of the new cathedral began in 1498, but it was put on hold and not completed until the 18th century. Built in the Plateresque style, its façade is divided into four bodies and five panels.

The photo shows the Old Cathedral.

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