Aragon | Visit to the remodeled Cathedral of Tarazona

The visit of the remodeled Cathedral of Tarazona in Aragon will yield some surprises. If until now you only know that it is a building that has been closed to the public and reformed for decades and that after its opening, it is well worth going to Tarazona to visit it then the first thing that will surprise you is the great contrast between the outside and inside. Indeed, Tarazona Cathedral will be recognized thanks to its great Moorish tower and its dome of the same architectural style. If you could see the main gate entrance to the cathedral now covered by tarps which is the action that is taking place in the reform process, you’d find the baroque style.

Catedral de Tarazona panoramic

Catedral de Tarazona panoramic

But when accessing the main ship, you will be surprised to find an imposing Gothic cathedral. This is because the serious damage during the mid fourteenth century, during the so called War of the Stones. They started considering about reconstruction at the end of the fifteenth century and was the Moorish style was adopted. To visit the Cathedral of Tarazona you will enter a modern access which is enabled on the north side of the building. After passing through the area where the lockers are, you’re first reach one of the galleries of the cloister. You must bear in mind that this is still pending remodeling, but this space has been used to install an exhibition through large information panels explaining the history of the cathedral and of the restoration process.

Catedral de Tarazona Central Courtyard

Catedral de Tarazona Central Courtyard

Before accessing the main nave of the Cathedral of Tarazona, I advise you to see the visual with a sequence of photos which shows you in what state was the cathedral before 1996 would address its reform. Also, be sure not to leave without seeing the central courtyard of the cloister. Notice the large louvers made ​​from plaster of all different design? It is like something you can only see in India.

Catedral de Tarazona divinity

Catedral de Tarazona divinity

Catedral de Tarazona photos: Gonzalo Iza.

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