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Getafe Cathedral

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Location  Getafe, Spain
Type  Non-movable
Designated  1958
Built  16th century
Architectural style(s)  Renaissance, Baroque
Criteria  Monument
Reference no.  RI-51-0001260
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Architects  Juan Gómez de Mora, Alonso de Covarrubias
Similar  Ceuta Cathedral, Cerro de los Ángeles, Cartagena Cathedral, Co‑cathedral of Santa María de l, Ibiza Cathedral

The Getafe Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de La Magdalena) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Getafe, Spain. The edifice was a church for most of its existence, before becoming a cathedral in 1991 with the establishment of the Diocese of Getafe.

The church, designed by Alonso de Covarrubias and Juan Gómez de Mora, was begun in the 16th century and finished in 1770. The bell tower, dating to a pre-existing edifice from the mid-14th century, is in Mudéjar style, while the rest of it is predominantly Renaissance or Baroque.

The high altar was executed in 1612-1618 by sculptors Antonio de Herrera and Antón de Morales after a design by Alonso Carbonel, while the paintings were added starting from 1639 by José Leonardo, Angelo Nardi and Félix Castelo.

The building was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1958.


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