The New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) in Salamanca Spain is another maverick designed Cathedral . As you enter the Cathedral you see figures that are rather surrelistic such as gargoyles, rabbits, astronaunts and other mysterious creatures. The designs on the Cathedral’s facade is fascinating. Some are baffled considering that this was built and designed in the 16th century when UFOs and astronauts were unheard of.
This New Cathedral was built in 1512 to replace an old Cathedral which was built during the 1200. Tourists visit this Cathedral also because of its rather Gothic character. There are three arcs , each of them leading to three knaves or portions of the Church. Each of these knaves have the most intricate carvings, but the most popular one is that of an astronaut’s figure in one of the knaves.Built during the 16th century, it is puzzling how the 16th century artist who designed the Cathedral ever conceived of the idea of carving a 20th century astronaut. Another amazing feature of this Cathedral is its organ which survived through three centuries. Despite an earthquake which hit in 1755, most parts of this Cathedral was damaged except for the organ which remains in perfect tune. Every white column inside the Cathedral have different carved figures.Designs on the wall include eerie figures like winged horses with a human face. A 1200 center mural which appears to be Jesus is a majestic work of art found inside the main Cathedral. Tourists can also climb up the Cathedral’s tower and see the old cracks and enjoy whole view of Salamanca.