The Cathedral of Saint Mary was founded by Saint James the Greater and was the seat of the Diocese of Cartagena until it moved to the city of Murcia in the 13th century.
It has been in ruins since 1939, when it was partially destroyed by the bombings of the Spanish Civil War. Bishop Roca Cabanellas wanted to demolish it to create a hermitage in his memory, but in the end, this project never saw light.
Its last reconstruction dates from the 19th century. The dominant design style of this church is Neo-Romanism. According to legend, the remains of the first church built in all of Spain are located under it.
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