Monday, May 27, 2013

Ourense - Spain

On Mother's Day (1st sunday of May in Portugal) Vitória made one of her mom's dream come true, to visit Santiago de Compostela. It was a lovely present, wasn't it? After Santiago they visited Ourense and Vitória sent me this lovely card of the local cathedral.

© Ediciones Paris S. L.
The cathedral is the most important monument in Ourense. This cathedral (founded 572; rebuilt in the 13th century) is the second oldest in Galicia. It occupies the same site as the Suevian basilica that stood there in earlier times. Romanesque in structure, but with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles, it is rather hidden away but, contains a façade with the Door of Paradise in imitation of the Door of Glory of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Inside, the Capilla del Cristo, or Christ's Chapel (16th century), contains a crucifix venerated throughout Galicia. - in: wikipedia

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