Inside one of the highlights is the Retablo Mayor, the world’s largest with a huge wall composed of panels of Golden gilt depicting Old Testament scenes. You can’t also miss the tomb of Christopher Columbus that is still shrouded in controversy for not being sure if it’s really his remains the ones that four statues are taking on their shoulders, they represent the four kingdoms that he served: Aragon and Castile (the two in front), Leon and Navarra.
It was an interesting visit, has several chapels of great interest and after exploring the inside we went to the Giralda ending in los Naranjos courtyard.
The first thing we visited in Rouen was its cathedral, we arrived before closing and we could not see everything but it was still a great experience. Its construction began in the twelfth century on the site of a basilica of the fourth century and another church of Romanesque style from the XI century and still retains its imposing Gothic style even after having lived through reforms after several wars, hurricanes, lightning, etc..
Depois de a ver desde as alturas e entender as suas dimensões, fomos visitar a Catedral cuja fachada é difícil de fotografar pelos quase 100 metros de altura que tem cada uma das suas torres. Para os mais corajosos ou físicamente preparados é possível subir a uma das torres e contemplar a vista da cidade que chega até aos Alpes. Quando entrámos não estava a decorrer a missa mas sim um momento de oração o que limitou o número de fotos e a circulação no seu interior.
After watching from the heights and understand its dimensions, we visited the Cathedral whose facade is difficult to photograph for almost the 100 feet tall that has each of its towers. For the brave or physically prepared you can climb one of the towers and take in the view of the city that reaches the Alps. When we entered there was not a mass going on but a prayer which limited the number of photos and circulation inside it.
Quando observamos a cidade de Toledo desde o Mirador da carretera Alto do outro lado da cidade e do rio Tejo, há dois edificios que se destacam: a Catedral e o Alcázar. Mas para mim Toledo é fantástica pelo o seu todo, porque tem tanto para ver que mesmo que se destaquem estes dois monumentos não são de nenhuma maneira mais importantes que alguma Sinagoga ou a Plaza de Zocodover. O que é certo é que uma visita a esta cidade obriga a conhecer a sua catedral, um símbolo de vários estilos que se misturam e um exemplo da história da convivência das culturas cristã, judía e árabe.
When we look at the city of Toledo from the Alto Mirador Street across the city and the Tagus river, there are two buildings that stand out: the Cathedral and Alcazar. But for me Toledo is fantastic by the whole, because it has so much to see that even though these two monuments stand out there are in no way more important than any synagogue or the Plaza de Zocodover. What is certain is that a visit to this city requires to visit its cathedral, a symbol of various styles that blend in and an example of the story of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Arabic cultures.
We were able to admire the cathedral from the outside with its elaborate porch that has sculptures of the apostles. Also in this square is the Fountain of Morena.
Then we went towards the Monastery of S. Pedro el Viejo, it was also closed and we didn’t get to see the tombs of two important kings of Aragon, AlfonsoI and Ramiro II, the latter known as the Monk was responsible for a known and bloody episode of this city in which twelve nobleman were beheaded.
During our tour we were finding shells on the ground that indicate the path to Santiago it is part of the Ruta Jacobe from Catalonia.
We were curious to know more about Huesca, maybe on a forthcoming trip to Formigal.
Apesar do seu exterior de estilo gótico, esta Catedral só ficou completa no século XX antes da sua consagração a 1929, quase seiscentos anos depois da primeira pedra da sua construção e de ter passado por outros estilos arquitectónicos, por um incêndio até ao que vemos hoje.
It was the first monument that we visited within the complex of the Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus (or Vito) was one of the places we could not miss while visiting the city.
Despite its Gothic style exterior, this cathedral was completed only in the twentieth century before his consecration to 1929, almost six hundred years after the first stone of its construction and having passed by other architectural styles, survived a fire until what we see today.