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Dating from the 17th Century, the cathedral is a combination of Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical styles (work commenced in 1695 and was completed in 1778). It stands upon the site of the primitive grand mosque of Jerez and the old Salvador church. The bell tower stands separate from the main building and was possibly built on top of the minaret of the old mosque. The rectangular building consists of five naves integrated into the structure of a Latin cross. As the figurehead of the Asidonia-Jerez Diocese it has become the epicentre of all the religious celebrations which take place here in the city.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Su construcción data del siglo XVII aunando los estilos gótico, barroco y neoclásico (se inicia en 1695 y termina en 1778). Se alza sobre la primitiva mezquita mayor de Jerez y la antigua iglesia del Salvador. La torre campanario se encuentra en el exterior y posiblemente fuera construida sobre el minarete de la mezquita. El templo rectangular tiene cinco naves integrando en su espacio la estructura de cruz latina. Asimismo, es el templo cabecera de la Diócesis Asidonense-Jerezana y por tanto epicentro de las celebraciones religiosas de la ciudad.
Jerez de la Frontera is a municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southwestern Spain. As of 2005, the city had 196,275 inhabitants; it is the largest city in the province of Cádiz and the fifth largest in Andalusia. It has become the transportation and communications hub of the province, surpassing even Cádiz, the provincial capital, in economic activity. Jerez de la Frontera is also, in terms of land area, the largest municipality in the province, and its sprawling outlying areas are a fertile zone for agriculture. There are also many cattle ranches and horse-breeding operations. The city's name: Even though there are two other cities in southern Spain named Jerez (Jerez de los Caballeros in Badajoz province and Jerez del Marquesado in Granada province), when one says "Jerez", it is more than likely that it is this city, Jerez de la Frontera, that is meant. In former times, during the Muslim occupation of Iberia, it was called Xerez or Xeres. ... Read more about Jerez de la Frontera on Wikipedia