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Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption (Ceuta)

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Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption (Ceuta)

Ceuta Cathedral
Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption
Location Ceuta
Denomination Roman Catholic
Functional status Active
Architectural type Cathedral
Style Neoclassical
Number of towers 2
Diocese Diocese of Cadiz y Ceuta
Province Seville

The Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Spanish city of Ceuta located in a small exclave on the north coast of Africa.[1]

The cathedral is a 15th-century structure, built on the site of a sixth-century Christian church. There have been considerable additions to it since its construction, and its most notable external feature today is its neoclassical entrance. Other notable features include a Renaissance black marble portal and a baroque altar in the chapel of Santísmo.

The cathedral contains works of art dating from the 17th century to the present day.


Coordinates: 35°53′16″N 5°19′00″W / 35.88778°N 5.31667°W / 35.88778; -5.31667

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