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    Magnificent Baroque Architectures

    Segovia Cathedral, known as ‘the Lady of cathedrals’, was begun by Juan Gil de Hontanon (who also built Salamanca’s cathedral) in 1525, and was continued by various architects, including his son, Rodrigo.

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    The architect was given a superb site for Segovia’s replacement cathedral on the top of a ridge in the center of the city. He designed for it a building in golden stone, a little larger than the already enormous Old Cathedral of Salamanca, and gave it much the same design details:pinnacles, buttresses and parapets, a nearly flat roof, a splendid cupola over the crossing and, inside, complex ribbed vaults.

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