Cathedral of San Salvador or Seo
Location: Plaza de la Seo, 2
Phone: 976 29 Dec. 31
Summer Hours (effective June 15):
Monday to Sunday: from 10 to 21h (last entry 20.30)
LD: 18h input is interrupted for Mass 19.00
Saturday: 12h input is interrupted for Mass 13h
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. input is interrupted for Mass 12.30
Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 18.30 h
Saturday: 10.00 to 12.30 and from 16.00 to 18.30 h
Sundays from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.30 h
Half an hour before closing will conclude the entry of visitors. Visits will be suspended in the event of extraordinary celebration.
Set of tapestries Cathedral and Museum Admission: $ 4
Up to 18 years over 65 years: 3 euros
Children 0-10 years: free
Admission included in Zaragoza Card
Chronology: XII to XVIII Centuries
The first Christian cathedral in Zaragoza, built under the patronage of San Salvador, stands on the same place where was the Roman temple of the forum, the Visigoth church and the largest Muslim mosque before. In the late twelfth century, new works that follow the guidelines of late Romanesque art, with elements that had developed in the cathedral of Jaca start.
The temple is expanded in the late fourteenth century, according to the new spirit of the Gothic. Testimony of this period are higher apses and Wall Parroquieta, Moorish masterpiece of Zaragoza. This wall closes the San Miguel Chapel, built by order of Archbishop Lope Fernandez de Luna as a funerary chapel; stored inside the alabaster tomb of the prelate and a splendid roof of gilded wood. The top of the central apse was built in the early fifteenth century, thanks to the patronage of Pope Luna. The Seo takes its dimensions and final appearance in the sixteenth century, under the archbishopric of Don Hernando de Aragón. This stage corresponds to the dome, is a valuable sign of Moorish tradition rooted in our region. Latest interventions that complete their outer appearance are baroque and classicist front tower, built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
In the interior, the Altarpiece, representative work of European Gothic made in the fifteenth century under the patronage of Archbishop Don Dalmau de Mur. The set, designed by the sculptor Pere Johan and Piet Ans d'Anso, was the model for many later altarpieces, among which should be noted the Altarpiece of Pilar.