Concatedral de Santa María
Plaza de Santa María
As the closest square to the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza de Santa María and the surrounding tangle of lanes provide most people's...
Palacio de Mayoralgo
Among the impressive facades framing the Plaza de Santa María is the 16th-century Renaissance-style Palacio de Mayoralgo.
Palacio de la Diputación
As you wander further into the Ciudad Monumental to the southeast from the Plaza de Santa María, you'll pass the Renaissance-style...
El Corral de las Cigüeñas
Las Cigüeñas' secluded courtyard, with its lofty palm trees and ivy-covered walls just inside the Ciudad Monumental, is the perfect spot...
Plaza de Santa María · interesting places nearby
Concatedral de Santa María information
This 15th-century Gothic cathedral creates an impressive opening scene for the Ciudad Monumental. Inside, you'll find a magnificent carved 16th-century cedar altarpiece , fine noble tombs and chapels, and a small ecclesiastical museum . Beautiful colourful murals (including dragons) adorn the vaulted ceiling above the altarpiece. Climb the bell tower for old-town views.
Outside, on the cathedral's southwestern corner, is a modern statue of San Pedro de Alcántara, a 16th-century extremeño ascetic (his toes worn shiny by the hands and lips of the faithful).