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Group of Duero Cimborrios (Zamora, Salamanca, Toro, Plasencia)
Spread over an area of 40 miles we find four religious buildings erected in the second half of the 12th century, referred to as “cimborrios,” which literally means “base of a cupola": the Cathedral of Zamora, the Old Cathedral of Salamanca, the monastic complex of Toro and the Old Cathedral of Plasencia. Art historians believe that the Cathedral of Zamora, built between 1151 and 1174, was probably the first built and later functioned as blueprint for the others. All of them have features typical of the late Romanesque and early Gothic periods, such as ornate domes.

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