San Juan Cathedral
The city of Albacete
Our Sidorme hotel is just about 5 km from the central San Juan Bautista Cathedral of Albacete.
Its location is very central being right next to the Cathedral Square where you will find the City Hall of Albacete and the Museum of Cutlery right on the opposite side.
The construction of the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista of Albacete was completed in 1959. The Cathedral is distinguished by its neo-Romanesque style with neo-gothic elements, especially by its renaissance columns that were the main cause to suspend the works, and are now the reason to visit it.
The construction process was very torturous; at first, the Cathedral of San Juan had Gothic pillars but it was decided to replace them by current Renaissance columns. This caused a collapse of its Gothic vaults and until 1690 the Cathedral remained without domes. It was precisely then that the current Baroque-style ones were built. During the Civil War, the cathedral suffered extensive damage and looting as the main facade was built. However, finally finished constructing in recent times. During the Civil War the Cathedral suffered some extensive damage and looting while the main facade was in construction. However, the works were finally finished in the past century.
If you visit the Cathedral of San Juan, inside you will encounter the famous chapel of the Virgin of the Llanos (patron saint of the city) with a Renaissance altarpiece in the apse. Additionally, you can catch a glimpse of a true Renaissance silver plated custody of Corpus Christi dating back to approximately 1583, the baroque painting of the Virgin of the Estrella (Star), its baptismal font in rococo style and six paintings of Maestro of Albacete.
Enjoy the tourist attractions in La Mancha staying at our hotel in Albacete!
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