Friday, 10 September 2010

Cathedral Placensia of Spain

Spanish Postal Administration has issued a souvenir sheet devoted to the two Cathedrals of Plasencia is issued with a stamp depicting an image of the chapel, whose tower, known as the Melón tower is profusely decorated with tambours such as those found in the cathedrals of Zamora and the Gallo tower of the old cathedral of Salamanca.

The main façade of the New Cathedral of Plateresque style, features in the Souvenir Sheet. The Old Cathedral of Plasencia, also known as Santa María, was made, as most Spanish cathedrals, throughout a long period of time and as a result, these constructions are of different architectural styles. The New Cathedral was begun in 1498 but the works were interrupted and did not begin again until the 18th century. It has two Plateresque style façades, one by Juan de Alava y Gil de Hontañón and the other attributed to Diego de Siloé.

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