Cathedral of San Martín

Location show on map

Ourense

  • Category: religious-christianity
  • Section: Religious - Christianity
Near the Plaza Mayor stands the Cathedral of San Martín, the finest cathedral in Galicia after that of Santiago de Compostela. It was built in the 12th and 13th Centuries and rebuilt in the 16th and 17th Centuries after severe damage by earthquakes and war. Both the side doorways have rich sculptural decoration, and even finer is the rich Romanesque sculpture of the Pórtico del Paraíso ("Porch of Paradise") on the west front (accessible only from inside the cathedral), which is modeled on the Pórtico de la Gloria in Santiago. On the central arch can be seen figures of the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, and on the central pier of the doorway are the Virgin and the Apostle St James (Santiago), with the four Evangelists to the right and four prophets to the left.

Reviews about Cathedral of San Martín Add comment

We have no opinion yet :(
Be the first to add a review!
Your opinion
#0
Share your impressions... write something about the place...

Location on map / How to get there

Weather nearby
Today (23 September)
current weather in this location
26,8 ° C
11,9 ° (min)     29 ° (max)
0 mm
3,1 m/s
1017 hPa
Tomorrow (24 September)
Tomorrow weather in this location
25,8 ° C
14 ° (min)     27,2 ° (max)
1,4 mm
4,5 m/s
1013 hPa
Show forecast for 14 days Source: openweathermap.org
Our website uses cookies to provide you with services at the highest level and for statistical and advertising purposes. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies, more details in our cookies policy. Close