Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (15th-18th Century)
Coffer of faith and culture turned into the greatest symbol of Art History in Extremadura, declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument on 6 June 1931.
A grandiose Gothic-Plateresque building featuring Baroque elements, the construction of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción) was initiated in the late 15th century to be finally completed in the 18th century. It has seen an interesting overlap of styles throughout its complicated history, owing to its complex and extensive biography. The temple majestically stands in the southern part of the City of Coria, right upon what was once the southern section of the ancient Roman City Walls, above the remains of the primitive Visigoth and Romanesque basilicas.
A monumental structure of granite stonework converted into a magnificent spiritual coffer that combines history and art with faith and culture. It has an extensive rectangular layout, like a large hall, that is linked to a very narrow crossing covered with star-shaped ribbed vaults, from where its most fervent past rises above the set of beautiful spaces that add distinction to the cathedral’s impressive architecture: bell tower, halls, chapels and cloister. The Museum of Religious Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), located in the cloister, treasures a long legacy of artistic, intellectual and spiritual wealth, most importantly, the Sacred Tablecloth of the Last Supper.
Cathedral Opening Times
- Monday to Sunday, 10:30–14:00
- Evenings, 17:00–20:00
- Winter evenings, 18.00
- Summer evenings, 19.00
- Tuesday to Friday: Mornings, 11.00
- Saturday: No Service
- Sunday: Mornings, 10.00