Photographer's Note

Although externally the Cathedral reflects a baroque appearance, its interior reveals its Gothic origin. It has a total of 23 chapels of different sizes and characteristics. Its vaults are of crucera starred, the props on pillars with columns. The choir occupies the central part of the main nave, reducing the visibility of the temple.

It has a cruise but not a cimborrio. The north transept nave is a little longer than its southern twin, due to the addition of a small body to leave the temple attached to the cloister.

The most important chapels are undoubtedly the Chapel of the Vlez, the Chapel of the Junterons and the Chapel of the Immaculate, the latter in the trascoro.

In 1854 the Cathedral suffers a fire that destroys the Main Altarpiece and the choir stalls. To this end, a new Neo-Gothic Revival was built in 1868 according to the project of Mariano Pescador and executed by the sculptor of Yecla, Antonio Jos Palao, with the help of Leoncio Baglieto. Preside the altarpiece the image of Santa Maria de la Paz, which is what you see in the photo.

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Aunque exteriormente la Catedral refleje una apariencia barroca, su interior delata su origen gtico. Dispone de de un total de 23 capillas de distintos tamaos y caractersticas. Sus bvedas son de crucera estrelladas, los apoyos sobre pilares con columnas. El coro ocupa la parte central de la nave principal restando visibilidad al templo.

Dispone de crucero pero no as de cimborrio. La nave norte del transepto es un poco ms larga que su gemela del sur, debido a la adiccin de un pequeo cuerpo para dejar el templo unido al claustro.

Las capillas ms importantes son sin duda la Capilla de los Vlez, la Capilla de los Junterones y la Capilla de la Inmaculada, esta ltima en el trascoro.

En 1854 la Catedral sufre un incendio que destruye el Retablo Mayor y la sillera del coro. A tal fin se construye en 1868 un nuevo Retablo Mayor de estilo neogtico segn proyecto de Mariano Pescador y ejecucin del escultor de Yecla, Antonio Jos Palao con la ayuda de Leoncio Baglieto. Preside el retablo la imagen de Santa Mara de la Paz, que es la que veis en la foto.

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