Concatedral de Santa María
Plaza de Santa María
Enter the Old Town from Plaza Mayor through the 18th-century Arco de la Estrella , built with a wide span for the passage of carriages....
Plaza de Santa María & Around
Enter the Ciudad Monumental from Plaza Mayor through the 18th-century Arco de la Estrella , built wide for the passage of carriages. The...
Just off the northeastern corner of the Plaza de Santa María is this late 15th-century mansion. There’s a modern display on the...
Plaza de Santa María · interesting places nearby
Concatedral de Santa María information
The Concatedral de Santa María, a 15th-century Gothic cathedral, creates an impressive opening scene on the Plaza de Santa María. At its 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). Inside, there’s a magnificent carved 16th-century cedar altarpiece , several fine noble tombs and chapels, and a small ecclesiastical museum . Climb the bell tower for views over the old town.