The San Nicolás Co-Cathedral

Construction began on the San Nicolás Co-Cathedral in the year 1600, replacing a building that had stood their previously. It is built in the Herrerian renaissance style and is located in the heart of the city. Its floor plan is in the shape of a Latin cross, with an interior that boasts notable features such as the 15th century cloister with two baroque doors, the altar and the blue cupula 45 metres high. Below the cupola is the Capilla de la Comunión communion chapel, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish baroque.

The interior has recently been restored to mark the celebration of the La Luz de las Imágenes exhibition (The Light of Images) in Alicante, which aims to recuperate and promote the Region of Valencia’s artistic heritage.

Opening Hours

From October 1st to April 30th.

  • Weekdays: from 08:30 am. to 1:00 pm. and from 5:30 pm. to 8:00 pm.
  • Saturdays and eves of public holidays: from 8:30 am. to 1:00 pm. and from 5:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.
  • Sundays and holidays: from 08:30 am. to 1:45 pm. and from 5:30 pm. to 8:45 pm.


Plaza del Abad Penalva, 2
03002 Alicante (Old Town)

Phone: +34 965 212 662