Catedral de Lugo

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Catedral de Lugo

In addition to the Roman walls, within the historical center of Lugo there are other buildings of great historical and cultural value such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria. This religious temple currently serves as the episcopal see of the diocese of Lugo and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015.

The Cathedral of Lugo was built after the evangelization of the city after the Roman era, approximately in the first century. There is no physical evidence that assures us that it was the first church located in Lugo, however it is known that it was rebuilt in the eighth century by the hand of Bishop Odoario. Hundreds of years later it would be restored again, being the 14th century restoration the most important due to the earthquakes that occurred during the 18th century. 

One of the most important buildings in the historical center of Lugo

In addition to its historical value, this religious building stands out for its architecture both inside and out. In its current state the style that most predominates in this cathedral is the Romanesque after its various renovations, while inside is preserved one of its most precious objects, the high altarpiece of Cornelis De Holanda where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.

Although there are many tourists who come to the city of Lugo for its historical monuments as well as for its cultural events, the pilgrims who walk the Camino Primitive will be able to visit the city's Cathedral in the fourth stage of this Jacobean route.  Lugo is a point of arrival and departure for the pilgrims so that they can enjoy not only this, but other buildings located in the historical center of the city.

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