Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Coria - Spain

Vitória sent me a lot of cards in the last months and not all of them were portuguese. This one was sent from Coria, a spanish town in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura. 

Standing in the south side of the city of Coria, this Holy Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption. Construction began in the 15th century, but it was not completed until the 18th century. This endowed Coria Cathedral with a wealth of architectural styles, ranging from the gothic through to the plateresque and baroque.
We should also highlight the masonry of the choir and its organs, as well as the cathedral's jewel in the crown: the Tablecloth from the Last Supper. This holy relic is kept in the cathedral's Museum of Religious Art, along with other priceless treasures, such as precious metalwork, manuscripts, choirbooks and religious imagery. - in:

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