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Catedral de San Salvador

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Location type: cathedral
Location address: España, Asturias, Oviedo
Number of texts: 2
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The Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Saviour or Cathedral of San Salvador (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana Basílica de San Salvador, Latin: Sancta Ovetensis) is a Roman Catholic cathedral and minor basilica in the centre of Oviedo, in the Asturias region of northern Spain.

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“In a sense, the mainly gothic edifice you see today forms the outer casing of a many layered history in stone of Spanish Christianity.” (LP, Spain p536)

Camara santa - A chapel built by Alfonso II to hous holy relics is now the inner sanctuary.

Cruz de Los Angeles - presented in 808CE and the cities emblem.

Cruz de la Victoria presented by Alfonso III, the emblem of Asturias.

See also the Sola Apostolar, by Maestro Mateo, creator of the Portico de la Gloria in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compestela.  above the doorway a sculture depicting Mary, Christ and John.

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