Mondoñedo Cathedral

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Facade of the cathedral

The Cathedral of Mondoñedo or the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ( Spanish Catedral Basílica de la Virgen de la Asunción ) is a Roman Catholic church in Mondoñedo , Galicia , Spain . The Cathedral of the Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol is with the invocation of Assumption of Mary the Mother of God ordained and additionally carries the title of minor basilica .


The church was built between 1219 and 1243 and consecrated in 1248. Even after that, repeated modifications and additions took place. An ambulatory was built in the 16th century, the facade was renewed in the 18th century and the towers were added. A cloister with a Gothic cross was built on the south side and forms the connection to the bishop's palace. The cathedral thus shows influences from the Romanesque , Gothic and Baroque styles .

Under Bishop Diego de Soto, the rose window was given the current diameter of five meters. This is equipped with stained glass windows. The magnificent choir stalls were carved from walnut wood in the Gothic style. The main altar by the architect Francisco Teránder depicts the Assumption of Mary and the mystery of the Trinity in rococo style . The medieval organs were installed on the side of the central nave in the front area of ​​the cathedral.

The cathedral was declared a national monument in 1902. Pope John XXIII also awarded the cathedral the title of minor basilica in 1962. It is a stop on the Camino de la Costa route on the Way of St. James and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015 . A museum of sacred art is attached to the cathedral .

Web links

Commons : Mondoñedo Cathedral  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Catedral Basílica de la Virgen de la Asunción on
  2. Catedral on

Coordinates: 43 ° 25 ′ 41.2 ″  N , 7 ° 21 ′ 46 ″  W.