Lugo Cathedral

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Saint Mary's Cathedral
Catedral de Santa María, Lugo, España, 2015-09-19, DD 06.jpg
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
Location
LocationLugo, Galicia, Spain
Geographic coordinates43°00′33″N 7°33′30″W / 43.0092°N 7.5583°W / 43.0092; -7.5583Coordinates: 43°00′33″N 7°33′30″W / 43.0092°N 7.5583°W / 43.0092; -7.5583
Architecture
Architect(s)Raimundo
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleRomanesque (Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical)
Groundbreaking1129
Completed1273
Spire(s)2
Official name: Catedral de Santa María
TypeReal property
CriteriaMonument
Designated3 June 1931
Reference no.(R.I.) - 51 - 0000708 - 00000

Saint Mary's Cathedral (Galician: Catedral de Santa María), better known as Lugo Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and basilica. It is located in Lugo, Galicia (Spain). It was built starting from the early 12th century. It was started in the Romanesque style. During its construction the style changed to Gothic and Baroque architecture.

Structure[change | change source]

The cathedral has a Latin cross floor plan, with a length of 85 metres (279 ft). It has a nave, covered by a barrel vault, and two aisles, with an ambulatory and five apse chapels.

References[change | change source]

  • Cegarra, Basilio (1992). Guia da arte de Galicia. Vigo.