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Segovia is a Spanish city in the southern part of the autonomous region of Castile and León, capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamors on the foot of the saw of Guadarrama.

The cathedral of Segovia, call the " Lady of the Cathedrals " was constructed between 1525 and 1577, to replace the Romanesque temple semidestroyed in the wars of the communities.

Therefore it is, along with the new cathedral of Salamanca, the most late sample of the Gothic of the Spanish architecture.

It was planned by Juan Gil de Hontañón as temple of three ships, with side chapels, cruise and semicircular head with girola, surrounded with radial chapels.

The Gothic cloister is of 1470 and it is the one that was attached to the ancient Romanesque cathedral. Stone was moved to stone to his new emplacement. His arches are beautiful with tracerías drags.

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