Getafe Cathedral

Getafe Cathedral
Native name
Spanish: Catedral de La Magdalena

The Baroque high altar
Location Getafe, Spain
Coordinates 40°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
Built 16th century-1770
Architect Alonso de Covarrubias,
Juan Gómez de Mora
Architectural style(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Official name: Catedral de La Magdalena
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1958
Reference no. RI-51-0001260
Location of Getafe Cathedral in Spain
Mudéjar window in the lower sector of the tower.

The Cathedral of La Magdalena (Spanish: Catedral de La Magdalena) is a cathedral located in Getafe, Spain. For most of its life the building was a church before becoming a cathedral in 1991 with the creation of the Diocese of Getafe.

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.

The high altar was executed in 1612-1618 by sculptors Antonio de Herrera and Antón de Morales after a design by Alonso Carbonel, while the paintings were added starting from 1639 by José Leonardo, Angelo Nardi and Félix Castelo.

The building was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1958.



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