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Almería Cathedral
Cathedral of the Incarnation
Catedral de la Encarnación
Almeria Cathedral 2023 - Main façade panorama.jpg
Panoramic view of the North façade.
36°50′19″N 2°28′02″W / 36.8387°N 2.4672°W / 36.8387; -2.4672
Location Almería
Country Spain
Denomination Catholic
Status Cathedral
Dedication Incarnation
Dedicated 1551
Architect(s) Juan de Orea
Style Gothic, Renaissance
Years built 1524—1562
Metropolis Granada
Diocese Almería (since 1492)

The Cathedral of Almería (Spanish: Catedral de Almería), in full the Cathedral of the Incarnation of Almería (Spanish: Catedral de la Encarnación de Almería), is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Almería, Andalusia, Spain. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Almería.


The cathedral was built in the 16th century after an earthquake destroyed its predecessor. Its construction spans the period 1524 to 1562. It employs Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles as well as incorporating defensive features. Its last bell was built in 1805.


It is protected by the heritage listing Bien de Interés Cultural, having been declared as a Monumento histórico-artístico perteneciente al Tesoro Artístico Nacional by the decree of the June 3, 1931.

Media interest

On March 21, 1969, the cathedral was used as a location for the American film Patton.


See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Catedral de Almería para niños

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