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La Serena Cathedral (Catedral de La Serena) description and photos - Chile: La Serena. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Catedral de La Serena.
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The Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Serena is the largest church in the city, located on the northeastern side of the Plaza de Armas.
The cathedral was built on the site of the former temple of Matrix El Sagrario, partially burned by the pirate Bartholomew Sharp, which was the first temple built in La Serena in 1549. In 1840, the old church was finally demolished, and four years later the construction of the Cathedral began in its place. During the erection of the new building of the temple, most of the building materials left after the dismantling of the old one were used. The construction of the new neoclassical temple, 60 meters long and 20 meters wide, with three naves, was completed in 1856. For 12 years of construction, the project was supervised by the French architect Juan Herbedge.
The walls of the temple are built of limestone, the floor with a checkerboard pattern is made of black and white marble. The main highlight of the cathedral are three reinforced vaults supported by columns of wood, concrete and limestone. The vaults are decorated, but the painting has not been completed. The wooden roof is covered with galvanized iron. The magnificent stained glass windows were made in France. The temple has two marble and four wooden altars. The large organ, which is still played in the cathedral, was donated at the end of the 19th century by the philanthropist and philanthropist Joanne Ross Edwards. The dome of the tower was erected in 1912 by the French architect Eugenio Giannon. There is a passage to the crypt near the Chapel of the Holy Gifts. The cathedral contains the remains of Francisco de Aguirre (1500-1581) - the founder of the city,
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