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Basic information
Location Lugo, Galicia, Spain
Geographic coordinates 43°00′33″N 7°33′30″W / 43.0092°N 7.5583°W / 43.0092; -7.5583Coordinates: 43°00′33″N 7°33′30″W / 43.0092°N 7.5583°W / 43.0092; -7.5583
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Architectural description
Architect(s) Raimundo
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romanesque (Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical)
Groundbreaking 1129
Specifications
Spire(s) 2
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Catedral de Santa María
Type: Real property
Criteria: Monument
Designated: 3 June 1931
Reference #: (R.I.) - 51 - 0000708 - 00000

Saint Mary's Cathedral (Galician: Catedral de Santa María), better known as Lugo Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and basilica. It is located in Lugo, Galicia (Spain). It was built starting from the early 12th century. It was started in the Romanesque style. During its construction the style changed to Gothic and Baroque architecture.

Structure

The cathedral has a Latin cross floor plan, with a length of 85 metres (279 ft). It has a nave, covered by a barrel vault, and two aisles, with an ambulatory and five apse chapels.

References

  • Cegarra, Basilio (1992). Guia da arte de Galicia. Vigo.