Friday, 10 September 2010

Cathedral Segovia of Spain

Postal Administration of Spain has issued the souvenir sheet depicted a cathedral of Segovia on July 2010. The cathedral of Segovia began to be built in 1525 following the design of Juan Gil de HontaƱon during the reign of Charles V. Its external appearance is of remarkable beauty and monumentality enhanced by the pinnacles, flying buttresses and magnificent tower measuring around 90 meters and forming an impressive array surrounding the light, bare and uncluttered domed interior. 

The plan and construction of this magnificent temple has the traditional three naves and chapels located between the buttresses, which are closed with wrought iron bars of great beauty and artistic value. In the transept there is a big dome and at the head there is a retrochoir and seven polygonal chapels. (Summarized from Spanish’s stamp catalogue).

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