The San Nicolás Co-Cathedral

Concatedral de San Nicolás

Construction began on the SanNicolás 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.



Plaza Abad Penalva, 1


Opening hours:

  • 7:30 pm. to 13:00 h. / 17:30 h. 20:00 h.
  • Closed Monday
  • SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS 08:30 h. to 13:30 h. / 17:30 h. 20:30 h.

Phone number: (+34) 965212662


Plaza del Abad Penalva, 2 – 03002 Alicante. SPAIN

 The San Nicolás  Co-Cathedral;  on a larger map