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Cuenca Cathedral, Spain

This cathedral, consecrated by Saint Julian, second bishop of Cuenca, was built over the town’s former Arab mosque. On a Latin cross plan with a nave and aisles, a double ambulatory, and a deep chancel, it is regarded as the earliest Gothic cathedral in Castile. We restored its roofs, facades, and interiors for the Housing Ministry. One notable aspect was the logistics involved by the difficulty of working on the ambulatory structure and roof jutting over the ravine that runs through Cuenca. Stone and plaster elements were treated and the original interior finishes restored.