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Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Catedral metropolitana de San Juan Bautista

Badajoz Cathedral

Basic information
Location Badajoz, Spain
Geographic coordinates 38°52′42.40″N 6°58′9.89″W / 38.878444°N 6.9694139°W / 38.878444; -6.9694139Coordinates: 38°52′42.40″N 6°58′9.89″W / 38.878444°N 6.9694139°W / 38.878444; -6.9694139
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Province Mérida Badajoz
Year consecrated 1270
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Metropolitan cathedral
Heritage designation 1931
Leadership Archbishop Santiago García
Website www.archimeridabadajoz.org
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic, Baroque
Groundbreaking 1230
Completed 1276
Specifications
Length 70 metres (230 ft)
Width 40 metres (130 ft)
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Iglesia Catedral de San Juan Bautista
Designated: 3 June 1931
Reference #: (R.I.)-51-0000394-00000

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Badajoz (Spanish: Catedral metropolitana de San Juan Bautista de Badajoz) is a Roman Catholic cathedral church in Badajoz, Extremadura, western Spain. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz.

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