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Catedral de León by neobit

The León Cathedral, dedicated to Santa María de la Regla, was declared of Cultural Interest in 1844. It is known as the Pulchra Leonina and is a masterpiece of the Gothic style dominating the mid-13th century, by master architect Enrique. By the late 16th century it was virtually completed.
The main façade has two towers. The southern tower is known as the ‘clock tower’. The interior represents a combination of architecture, painting, sculpture and other arts. The Renaissance retrochoir contains alabaster sculptures and the choir was built by three great artists: Jusquin, Copin of Holland and Juan de Malinas. Particularly noteworthy is the Plateresque screen in the wall behind the sepulchre of King Ordoño.
It has three portals decorated with sculptures situated in the pointed arches between the two towers. The central section has a large rose window. Particularly outstanding is the image of the Virgin Blanca and the Locus Appellatione, where justice was imparted.
Its almost 1,800 square meters of stained glass windows are one of the main touristic attractions of the cathedral. The great majority of them are original, which is a rarity, and date from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. They are among the world’s finest stained glass works.
In the Main Chapel, there is an altarpiece by Nicolás Francés (15th century) and a silver urn containing the relics of San Froilán, the town’s Saint patron, made by Enrique de Arfe. The 13th- to 15th-century cloister contains singular sculpted details in the capitals, friezes and ledges.
The Cathedral Museum houses a large collection of sacred art. There are almost 1,500 pieces, including 50 Romanesque sculptures of the Virgin, dating from pre-historic times to the 18th century (Neoclassicism) with works by Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernández, Mateo Cerezo, a triptych of the School of Antwerp, a Mozarabic bible and numerous codices.
The Cathedral is also one of the three most important Cathedrals on The Way of Saint James (El Camino de Santiago). Along with The Burgos Cathedral and the Cathedral in Santiago De Compostela, it is visited a lot and it is a holy worshipping place, and very sacred to the people of its city. It is one of the things that makes Leon so famous, and one of the main stops on the camino.

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“Posada del Rosario” Column (Albacete, Spain). by FranciscoGarciaRios

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One of the eight columns supporting the wooden gallery in the courtyard of the “Posada del Rosario” (former Rosario inn, Albacete, Spain). The courtyard dates back to the sixteenth century, and is late Gothic-Renaissance style, with columns with Ionic-inspired capitals, as the picture shows.The different rooms that currently house the reception and study rooms are distributed arranged in two levels around the patio.
This is a highly representative and typical structure of the houses of the lower nobility (“hidalgos”) of that time in La Mancha.
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“Columna de la Posada del Rosario” (Albacete)
Unas de las ocho columnas que sustentan la galería de madera del patio de la Posada del Rosario de Albacete. El patio, del siglo XVI, es de estilo gótico tardío-renacentista, con columnas con capiteles de inspiración jónica, como la que la imagen muestra. Alrededor del patio, en sus dos alturas, se distribuyen las distintas estancias que, actualmente, albergan la recepción y salas de estudio de la Posada del Rosario, y la oficina de turismo de la capital albaceteña. Se trata de una estructura muy típica y representativa de las casas de los hidalgos manchegos de la época.

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“Posada del Rosario” Column (Albacete, Spain). by FranciscoGarciaRios

Música / Music (abrir en nueva pestaña / open in new tab): Pipe Tune Mike Oldfield.
One of the eight columns supporting the wooden gallery in the courtyard of the “Posada del Rosario” (former Rosario inn, Albacete, Spain). The courtyard dates back to the sixteenth century, and is late Gothic-Renaissance style, with columns with Ionic-inspired capitals, as the picture shows.The different rooms that currently house the reception and study rooms are distributed arranged in two levels around the patio.
This is a highly representative and typical structure of the houses of the lower nobility (“hidalgos”) of that time in La Mancha.
-Español:
“Columna de la Posada del Rosario” (Albacete)
Unas de las ocho columnas que sustentan la galería de madera del patio de la Posada del Rosario de Albacete. El patio, del siglo XVI, es de estilo gótico tardío-renacentista, con columnas con capiteles de inspiración jónica, como la que la imagen muestra. Alrededor del patio, en sus dos alturas, se distribuyen las distintas estancias que, actualmente, albergan la recepción y salas de estudio de la Posada del Rosario, y la oficina de turismo de la capital albaceteña. Se trata de una estructura muy típica y representativa de las casas de los hidalgos manchegos de la época.

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Dominion by vavfoto

The National museum is a Czech museum institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. Historian František Palacký was also strongly involved.

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OPA by GiuseppeTorre

Inside “Santa Maria Del Fiore”, the Cathedral of Florence, Italy.

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