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馃嚞馃嚙 VALLADOLID CATHEDRAL


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Text and photos: Javier Prieto Gallego / Translation: Amy Harmon

 

The Catedral de Valladolid -Valladolid cathedral- is a monumental building renowned for being an 芦unfinished project,禄 a grandiose temple conceived by a king with a penchant for colossal undertakings 鈥Philip II鈥 and designed by his chief architect 鈥Juan de Herrera鈥 but which, due to historical circumstances, events of history, and above all, lack of funds, was reduced to a minimal part: the one that stands out today with its off-white fa莽ades in the historical heart of the city.

 

Fachada lateral de la catedral de Valladolid. Valladolid. Castilla y Le贸n. Espa帽a 漏 Javier Prieto Gallego
Valladolid cathedral. Valladolid. Castilla y Le贸n. Espa帽a 漏 Javier Prieto Gallego

 

Valladolid cathedral. Castilla y Le贸n. Espa帽a 漏 Javier Prieto Gallego

Around 1580, Juan de Herrera, commissioned directly by Philip II, finalized the plans for a cathedral of overwhelming grandeur, befitting one of the main cities in the kingdom. However, the economic difficulties faced in the subsequent century led to the demise of the initial idea, and what can be seen today is only a small portion of the cathedral envisioned by Herrera.

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