Cathedral of El Salvador and Santa Maria (BIC)

Cathedral of El Salvador and Santa Maria (BIC)

Cathedral of El Salvador and Santa Maria (BIC)

Cathedral of El Salvador and Santa Maria (BIC)

— Cathedral of El Salvador and Santa Maria (BIC)

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Adress:
C/ Ramn y Cajal, s/n.
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10:30 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Saturday: 10:30 am to 2 pm. From June 1st to September 30th, afternoon schedule is 5pm - 6.30 pm
Price:
2€ Children under 7 and disabled persons FREE.
Phone:
reservas 966 743 627.
Orihuela turistica

Built on the ancient Moorish mosque, it was initially built as a parish church, and went on to become used by archpriests (1281), as a school (1413) before eventually becoming the cathedral (1510).

Construction began at the end of the XIII century. It can be classified as typically Levantine gothic in style, with its three naves crossing and ambulatory, transformed by Pepe Compte at the beginning of the XVI century. It also boasts chapels between buttresses, the grille and baroque organ, work of Nicolás Sandoval and Martín de Usarralde, with the casket by Jacinto Perales, and the choir seats are attributed to Juan Bautista Borja and Tomás Llorens (1716-1734), where various relics such as busts are safeguarded.


On the outside we can see the tower which was built somewhere between the end of the XIII century and the start of the XIV century. There are also three main doorways: the XIV century Door of Chains (la Puerta de las Cadenas), the XV century. The door of Loreto (la Puerta de Loreto) and the Door of the Annunciation (la Portada de la Anunciación), which was finished by Juan Inglés in 1558.


Orihuela turistica