Getafe Cathedral

cultural property in Getafe, Spain

Getafe Cathedral (also known as Cathedral of La Magdalena) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Getafe, Spain. It was designed by Alonso de Covarrubias.[1] The construction was begun in 1549.[1] It was finished in 1770. The bell tower is in Mudéjar architectural style. The cathedral is known for its collection of fine paintings.[2] It was declared as Spanish Property of Cultural Interest in 1958.

Getafe Cathedral
Native name
Spanish: Catedral de La Magdalena
LocationGetafe, Spain
Coordinates40°18′14″N 3°43′45″W / 40.303992°N 3.729199°W / 40.303992; -3.729199Coordinates: 40°18′14″N 3°43′45″W / 40.303992°N 3.729199°W / 40.303992; -3.729199
Built16th century-1770
ArchitectAlonso de Covarrubias,
Juan Gómez de Mora
Architectural style(s)Renaissance, Baroque
Official name: Catedral de La Magdalena
Reference no.RI-51-0001260
Getafe Cathedral is located in Spain
Getafe Cathedral
Location of Getafe Cathedral in Spain

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bibliografía del arte en España: artículos de revistas ordenados por autores, ed. Instituto Diego Velázquez (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto Diego Velázquez, 1978), p. 155
  2. Charles Frederick Partington, The British cyclopaedia of literature, history, geography, law, and politics (London: Orr and Smith, 1836), p. 154

Other websites Edit

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