Photographer's Note

Because tomorrow is the last Sunday of 2008, here it goes another photo of the cathedral of Segovia, taken from a little alley beside it.

WS: A view of the main tower with a façade in front of it.

The next lines are copied from the note of my earlier post of the cloister of the same church.

The cathedral was built in the 16th century, replacing the older cathedral that was destroyed in the course of a revolt that happened in 1520. The cloister that we see here was translated from that older cathedral, which didn't stand on the same location. The main style is late Gothic (I think I have read somewhere that it is the last of the great Gothic cathedrals built in Spain), but it has many traces of Renaissance and Baroque. It's is often called "The Lady of the Spanish Cathedrals" because of its dimensions and elegance. As a matter of fact, I find surprising how a building that is so huge and imposing can be so elegant. The height of the main nave is 33 m (108 ft) and the highest tower is 90 m (295 ft) high.

Link to all my posts of Segovia: *.

Location (latitude, longitude): 40.9497,-4.12506

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