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The Cathedral of Murcia is a key piece of Spanish Baroque. It is one of the most important buildings in the city and, of course, the entire Region. It stands out for the amalgam of architectural styles that range from Gothic to Neoclassicism.

Although its construction began in the late fourteenth century, the cover had to be modified and the space extended to the sixteenth century, so that the style of the main facade of the building ended up being Baroque. One of the most appreciated parts of the cathedral is its tower. It has its own entity and has a peculiar history. What is currently replaced the previous one at the beginning of the sixteenth century and is Renaissance style.

Both the Cathedral Museum and its chapels are of singular beauty. The museum is located in the old cloister of the Cathedral. There you can see paintings of the Italian trecento, paintings by Luca Giordano, and impressive sculptures by Francisco Salzillo.

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La Catedral de Murcia es una pieza clave del barroco espaol. Es uno de los edificios ms importantes de la ciudad y, por supuesto, de toda la Regin. Destaca por la amalgama de estilos arquitectnicos que abarcan desde el gtico hasta el neoclasicismo.

Aunque su construccin comenz a finales del siglo XIV, hubo que modificar la portada y ampliar el espacio hacia el siglo XVI, con lo que el estilo de la fachada principal del edificio termin siendo barroco. Una de las partes ms apreciadas de la catedral es su torre. Dispone de una entidad propia y tiene una historia peculiar. La que hay actualmente sustituy a la anterior a principios del siglo XVI y es de estilo renacentista.

Tanto el Museo de la Catedral como sus capillas son de una belleza singular. El museo se sita en el antiguo claustro de la Catedral. All se pueden observar pinturas del trecento italiano, cuadros de Luca Giordano, e impresionantes esculturas de Francisco Salzillo.


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