Origins of the Diocesis of Coria

Nothing remains today of what was once the Visigoth temple that belonged to the ancient Diocese of Coria, undoubtedly one of the oldest in Spain. Its foundation, according to the imprecise chronicles, would date from Roman times as the suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan of Mérida, back in the 2nd or 3rd century of the common era, or, according to inaccurate ancient tradition, is ascribed to Pope Sylvester in the year 338, under the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great. However, there is documentary evidence that mentions a certain Jaquinto (Jacinto) as the first Bishop, who attended the Third Council of Toledo in the year 589, the reign of Reccared (586-601), being one of the signees in the minutes.


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Location: Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (Historic Centre)
Address: Plaza de la Catedral, 5
Municipality: 10800 Coria (Cáceres)
Phone: 927 50 39 60
Silueta Ciudad de Coria