Spain has a rich history in gothic cathedrals, and the gothic culture began in Spain. The cathedrals were built over time, and this article will list the main cathedrals built in Spain and describe the features of each one.
Cathedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Also known as “La Seo de Zaragoza”, the cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Aragon, North-eastern Spain. It has fused both Roman and gothic architecture, and it’s included in the World Heritage Site Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon.
The recognition is because of the aesthetic trend and the beautiful amalgamation of religions in the architecture. From the cathedral you can visit Aljaferia palace which was once a defensive building.
It is located on the Plaza de la Seo.
Where to stay in Zaragoza
Catalonia El Pilar Hotel offers tourists an excellent option to stay in Zaragoza. The hotel is near Zaragoza’s historical center, a few meters from the El Pilar Basilica and it has been in a modernist building since the 20th century.
Since it is in the heart of the city, you can stay at the Catalonia El Pilar and pop out to see the Basilica del Pilar in just a few minutes.
The cathedral was declared sacred by the bishop of Valencia in 1238. The cathedral is known for its Iberian sacred music and composers such as Mestre de Capella. The cathedral is open daily; tourists and locals get free entry when they visit the cathedral and it is located at the heart of the old town of Valencia, an area named “El Carmen”.
Where to stay in Valencia
The Catalonia Excelsior Hotel offers the best option to stay in Valencia because you can easily visit the cathedral or the Mestalla. It is at the center of Valencia next to Plaza del Ayuntamiento and near the historic center. The hotel is well-located because you can easily access the Conference Center, Exhibition Center and Manises Airport.
Also, it is really close to Valencia Cathedral and Central Market.
With a massive size, it is a large unfinished cathedral located in one of the most well-known neighbourhoods in Barcelona, the Eixample district of Barcelona. The cathedral is a nouveau masterpiece and will not be completed as planned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its avant garde architecture shows off the genius of Antoni Gaudí.
Where to stay in Barcelona
The Catalonia Sagrada Familia Hotel is located at an excellent location along the Calle Aragó that is near La Sagrada Familia. You can easily visit the cathedral and other landmarks such as Palau Sant Jordi because it’s located in the city’s heart.
Even more, if you have time, take the advantage of knowing one of the most popular neighborhoods in Spain, home to the Sagrada Familia and Recinte Modernista del Hospital de Sant Pau, which connects to Avinguda Gaudí that boasts modernist details like the street lamps.
Cathedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca
The cathedral is called La Seu, located in the old city of Palma, Mallorca. It is between the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the Episcopal Palace. Northern European influences design the cathedral. It is 121 meters long, 40 meters wide, and 44m meters long and is among the highest of all Gothic cathedrals.
Where to stay in Mallorca
Catalonia Majórica Hotel is the place to stay because you can easily visit the cathedral from the hotel. The hotel is situated above the Beach Boulevard and Palma Bay, it is connected by public transport to Palma city center and the nearest beach.
Besides, the hotel has amazing views of the Dique de l’Oest where you can get cruises to Palma dock and it is also near the Porto Pi mall, the Joan Miró Foundation and the Museum of modern and contemporary art Es Baluard.
The cathedral of Seville
It is located in Andalusia, Spain, and is known as the Saint Mary of the See. It was registered as a World Heritage site in 1987 and is the world’s largest Gothic church.
The cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s wealth, became a major trading center in Spain and is located in Avenida de la Constitución.
Where to stay in Seville
Catalonia Giralda Hotel is located in Seville’s historic center. It is near the Santa Cruz quarter and it’s a walking distance from the Cathedral, Maria Luisa Park, the La Giralda bell tower and the most important neighborhoods in Seville.
In addition to being near the downtown landmarks and buildings, such as the Giralda tower, it’s just a 10-minute walk from the Santa Justa train station and some of the well-known shopping streets of the city, such as calle Sierpes, Velázquez and Cuna.
Cathedral of Salamanca
One of the best places to get into spanish culture and do a lot of things is the city of Salamanca. Its cathedral is located in Salamanca province in north-western Spain. In 1513 the cathedral began construction, and it was consecrated in 1733. It was later declared a national monument in 1887.
There are both new and old parts of the cathedral, architects built the new parts without destroying the old and both of them sit in Plaza Juan XXIII, in the Old Quarter of the city.
Other places you can visit are the Salamanca University and the Plaza Mayor, one of the largest squares in Spain.
Where to stay in Salamanca
Catalonia Plaza Mayor Salamanca is located in the city center, next to Plaza Mayor. The hotel is right next to Salamanca’s main square and it’s walking distance from the University, the Cathedral and Casa de las Conchas.
The Gothic cathedrals in Spain offer a unique gateway into history. You may need to immerse yourself in the culture to fully grasp the gothic theme that envelops the cathedrals. The artistic expression and building are intertwined with the religious theme governing Spain today.