It is also on Plaza Mayor, next to the City Hall and the bell tower, which is also known as El Fadrí.
In 1662, based on architectural drawings by Juan Ibáñez, the Communion chapel was built in the shape of a Greek cross and topped with a central dome and half-barrel vaults.
In 1931, the cathedral was listed as a National Historic and Artistic Monument. But on 24 July 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, it was deliberately set on fire and had to be demolished. In 1939 it was rebuilt from a design by Vicente Traver Tomás that was based on the remains of the previous building, but the current cathedral was not completed until 1999.
Today, it is in the shape of a Latin cross with three naves and a pentagonal apse. The central nave is lined with octagonal pillars that rise up into the transversal arches. The naves are covered by ribbed vaults, the top one of which is a half-star vault, and the transept, with its dome, is also topped with a starred vault.
Mass, weddings, prayers, funerals, communions, etc., are all held here. Outside it you will find the Mayor fountain (Fuente Mayor, in Spanish), with arching jets of crystal-clear water under which you can cool down on a hot day.
If you want to visit the cathedral and you need to park your vehicle, you can always leave it at our public car park on Avenida Rey Don Jaime, very close to this majestic building.