Friday, December 19, 2008

Spanish Gothic

Known as the Dame of the Spanish Cathedrals, the cathedral of Segovia was designed and built by mason Juan Gil de Hontanon from 1525-1526. His son, Rodrigo Gil de Hontanon carried on his father's work until 1577, and it was finally completed by Juan de Mugaguren shortly thereafter. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Gothic wonder stands on La Plaza Mayor and is considered the jewel of Segovia.

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