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Zamora Cathedral

This cathedral was built in the higher part of the town, on the ruins of an older one. It has Romanesque and Byzantine influences, and its construction started in 1121, during Alfonso VII´ s reign. One of its main characteristics is its sobriety.


This temple has a Latin cross plan, with pillars that support the vaults and with adjacent columns of plain capitals. The roof of the central nave has ogives and the side naves are covered by Romanesque cross vaults. The main atrium is Neoclassic and was added in the XVIII Century.


The Puerta del Obispo (Door of the bishop) consists of a series of round and lobed arches, with some Romanesque relieves. The bell tower has a wide floor and was built later.

We should highlight the choir´ s carving that comes from the XVI Century and was made by a sculptors´ team directed by Mateo Alemán.


The cloister is situated inside the cathedral. The collection of sacred art that we can see is not very intense, but with high quality. There is also exhibited tapestry from the XV and XVI Centuries, with historic and religious themes. Among all these works of art, we should highlight the “Virgen con el Niño” by Bartolomé Ordoñez, that has been sculpted in marble from Carrara, from the XVI Century.

Built: XII Century (1151- 1174)

Author: Anónimo

Style: Romanesque

Category: Religious

Type: Cathedral

Plan your visit

Address and telephone

  • Plaza de la Catedral, s/n 49001 Zamora
  • +34 980 530 644

Opening times

  • 1 October to 6 January
    • from Tuesday to Sunday: From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 2 March to 30 September
    • from Tuesday to Sunday: From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 6 January to 2 March
    • from Tuesday to Sunday: From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Closed: Mondays

Tickets and prices

  • General entrance ticket: 3 €
  • Reduced price of entry: 1.50 € (groups)

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