It is the most important church in the city of Cáceres, is located in the Santa María Square.
Made entirely from blocks of granite, its style can be considered transitional Romanesque to Gothic. It has two gothic doors, the Gospel, against the Bishop's Palace, with fine archivolts and a modern image of the Virgin and the front door, where the coat of Orellana.
Inside we have to pay special attention to the sacristy door, by Alonso de Torralba in 1525. This is an example of Extremadura Plateresco, the 1551 altarpiece, work of Roque Balduque made of cedar Wood; the water basin blessed, made of marble in the fourteenth century, numerous gravestones, tombs and sarcophagi, as well as a rich collection of liturgical objects from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
The sacristy is important by its plateresca door made by Alonso de Torralba in 1527. It houses the Museum of the Cathedral, with liturgical pieces and silver work in the region, religious paintings and the tomb of Francisco de Godoy, Pizarro's captain.
On June 3, 1931 the church was declared a Historic Artistic Monument. In 1957 obtained the dignity of the Co-Cathedral of Coria-Cáceres diocese.
DIRECTION: Santa María Square, s/n. 10003 Cáceres Telephone: +34 927215313
TIMETABLES: From Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 a 14.00 and from 17.00 a 20.00 Sundays and holidays from 9.30 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 19.30
PRICES: Free admission