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Catedral de la Almudena

General Information

Beginning of works: 1883
Completion: 1993
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Rib vault
Function / usage: Cathedral
Material: Masonry structure

Location

Location: , ,
Address: Calle de Bailén, 10
Near: Palacio de Oriente (1755)
Coordinates: 40° 24' 56.00" N    3° 42' 52.00" W
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Technical Information

Materials

building structure stone

Chronology

1868

After the September revolution the decision is made to demolish the old temple of Santa María de la Almuden and to widen the streets of Bailén and Mayor. Worship was temporarily moved to Santísimo Sacramento.

1878

Marques de Cubas is appointed architect for the construction of the new cathedral.

1881

First studies are made.

1883
- 1911

Construction of the crypt.

4 April 1883

The foundation stone is laid.

1899

After de Cubas' death, Miguel de Olavaria becomes the architect of the cathedral.

1904

At the death of de Olavaria, Enrique Repullés y Vargas is appointed architect of the cathedral.

1910

The first pillar of the actual cathedral building is set.

1910
- 1944

Second stage of construction (including interruptions during the Spanish Civil War) under the architects Moya (until 1936) and Mosteiro (until 1939).

1944

An announcement is made for a new contest to change the project.

1950
- 1965

Third stage of construction under the architects Chueca-Goitia and Sidro, designers of the new project.

1965
- 1988

Works are stopped.

1988
- 1993

Last phase of construction.

1993

The cathedral is consecrated.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20007898
  • Date created
    26/01/2003
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014