The postcard Dani sent to Ghent, in Belgium, featured one of the symbols in our town: its cathedral. This is a special postcard because it was drawn by Rubén Sotelo, one of our students.
|Orense Catedral de Carmen Baena para Arquivoltas|
The history of the Cathedral is tied to the diocese of Ourense, whose origins are lost in time, although names are now known of Bishops from as far back as the 6th century. the cathedral is Transition Romanesque and its layout is that of a church of pilgrimage, with influences from the church of Santiago de Compostela and similarities, by chance or not, to that of the cathedral and the Church of San Vicente of Ávila.
If you want to know more about Ourense Cathedral, read one of our previous posts HERE.