Cathedral of Santa Maria in Ciudad Rodrigo.

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Catedral de Santa María

Top choice in Castilla y León

This elegant, weathered sandstone cathedral, begun in 1165, towers over the historic centre. Of particular interest are the Puerta de las Cadenas, with splendid Gothic reliefs of Old Testament figures; the elegant Pórtico del Perdón; and inside, the exquisite, carved-oak choir stalls. You can also climb the 142-step tower at 1.15pm on Saturday and Sunday; the views are Ciudad Rodrigo's best.

The museum contains religious paintings and objects from the cathedral's history.

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