Corporate Body - Cabildo de la Catedral de Lugo (España)

Cabildo de la Catedral de Lugo (España)



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The cathedral of Saint Mary is a Catholic temple and the episcopal see of Lugo's diocese (Lugo, Galicia, Spain). The first church in Lugo was possibly built between the 1st century and the times of the Bishop Odoario in the mid-8th century. There is evidence that this bishop carried out the restoration of the building. A medieval acrostic in a stone placed over the Eastern interior door that permits the access to the temple recalls this bishop. In addition, it is known that the Odoarian cathedral was a very beautiful building thanks to a diploma dated on the 27-III-832 that belonged to Alfonso II. It appeared in a composition that was likely interpolated later. Because of this, the King Castro adopted it as a model to build the one of Oviedo. The bishop Peter III and other notable figures of the town joined the master Raimundo and agreed on building a new temple that followed the dominant architectural style of the time, the Romanesque style, in 1129 due to some structural deficiencies. Several reforms and extensions took place between 1129 and 1880. During this year, the towers of the current façade were finished and gave the ensemble that can be appreciated at the present time. In 2015, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a singular building directly linked to the Camino de Santiago (St. James' Way) and other routes in Northern Spain.



Lugo (España)

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Vellosillo, Fernando de (1510-1587)  ( Tiene como miembro a )

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