Gothic Style Architecture

gothicGothic style architecture is mainly about grandeur and craftsmanship, boasting soaring roofs and immense altarpieces, yet also simple adornments. One such example in Cadiz is the Santa Cruz Church, which used to be an 18th century Gothic cathedral until it was rebuilt into a Renaissance structure. The Santa Cruz Church is located in the Barrio del Populo (Populo Quarter).

The cathedral has two parts: the chapel is simply adorned – only a crucifixion sculpture provides visual relief in this oval shaped structure; and the upper floor, which, in marked contrast to the chapel, is more ornately adorned. It houses excellent paintings of the Guest at the Wedding, the Last Supper, and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes- all paintings made by Goya.