Getafe Cathedral

Getafe Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de La Magdalena) is a Roman Catholic church located in Getafe, Spain. The edifice was a church for most of its existence, before becoming a cathedral in 1991 with the establishment of the Diocese of Getafe.

Getafe Cathedral
Native name
Spanish: Catedral de La Magdalena
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The Baroque high altar
LocationGetafe, Spain
Coordinates40°18′14″N 3°43′45″W / 40.303992°N 3.729199°W / 40.303992; -3.729199Coordinates: 40°18′14″N 3°43′45″W / 40.303992°N 3.729199°W / 40.303992; -3.729199
Built16th century-1770
ArchitectAlonso de Covarrubias,
Juan Gómez de Mora
Architectural style(s)Renaissance, Baroque
Official name: Catedral de La Magdalena
TypeNon-movable
CriteriaMonument
Designated1958
Reference no.RI-51-0001260
Getafe Cathedral is located in Spain
Getafe Cathedral
Location of Getafe Cathedral in Spain
Mudéjar window in the lower sector of the tower.

The church, designed by Alonso de Covarrubias and Juan Gómez de Mora, was begun in the 16th century and finished in 1770. The bell tower, dating to a pre-existing edifice from the mid-14th century, is in Mudéjar style, while the rest of it is predominantly Renaissance or Baroque.

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SourcesEdit

  • Sánchez González, Martín (1989). De Alarnes a Getafe. Getafe: Ayuntamiento de Getafe. ISBN 978-84-505-8587-2.