The formality and grandeur of Jaén's cathedral bears witness to the city's past importance. Begun in 1555 on the site of a former mosque and completed in 1802, it's a honey-colored blend of Gothic, baroque, and Renaissance styles, with an emphasis on the latter. The original architect was Andrés de Vandelvira (1509-75), who designed many buildings at Baeza and Ubeda. A huge dome dominates the interior with its richly carved choir stalls. The cathedral museum contains an important collection of historical objects in two underground chambers, including paintings by Jusepe de Ribera, the baroque painter. Its most celebrated relic is the Santo Rostro (Holy Face). According to legend, this cloth was used by Veronica to wipe Jesus' face on his way to Calvary. Evocative of Italy's Shroud of Turin, the image of Christ is said to have imprinted on the fabric. The cathedral is southwest of the Plaza de la Constitución.