Catedral de Pamplona, Pamplona

Must see · Architectural Building · Church
Catedral de Pamplona, a breathtaking Roman Catholic cathedral, features a captivating crucifixion sculpture dating from the 16th century. Gold decor lines the side altars of this religious site, which was constructed in Neoclassical and Gothic styles. Check out the biggest church bell in use in Spain, which weighs 12 tons and is called “Maria.” Don’t miss the royal mausoleum, which holds the statues of kings or the crypt below, where the remains of royalty are buried.When you’re finished exploring, head to the museum, where you will find large collections of religious artwork, books, metalwork, and more. By using our Pamplona trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Catedral de Pamplona and other attractions in Pamplona.
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  • Paying for visiting an institution which receives (wide) financial support from the Spanish government is definitely despicable. You are not even allowed to take a brief look to the entrance.  more »
  • The cathedral and accompanying museum is an absolute “must see”... a great place to understand the history of this region in Spain  more »
  • We visited on our first afternoon in Pamplona and were advised to go to the cloisters first as they would be locked up earlier than the Cathedral. The layout was very good and there were rooms...  more »
  • It’s Europe, there are lots of cathedrals and churches. This is a nice one. If you speak Spanish, the exhibition inside (there is a museum) is probably great. They have certainly designed it well, with state of the art architecture and technology. However it’s only in Spanish, so for us English speaking lot, pretty to look at, totally irrelevant experience however. Probably don’t bother if you have done churches in Europe already but if you visit, it’s nice.
  • Worth the entrance fee. Very interesting interior and a great museum showing the Cathedral excavations and its development over the years. I liked the holographic organist. The cloisters and refectory are being fully restored but you can still visit them.
  • A magnificent cathedral ! With richly decorated altars inside, with the tomb of Carol III and his wife, with relics of St Fermin and an itinerary through the history of the place accompanied by numerous artifacts. It's too interesting not to be visited.
  • Tucked away on the edge of the old town skirting the medieval perimeter town walls lies the rather plain looking Cathedral facade. The outside gives no clues to the treasures that lie within. Once you are through the heavy oak doors you are confronted by a mass of carved skyscraper like alters embelished with gold leaf. It is difficult to take it all in any church would consider any one of these edifices to be its centrepiece but here there are about 15 niches or small chapples showing of their own masterpieces. Don't miss this, religious or not you can't help but be in awe of the craftsmanship and dedication that culminated in these works.
  • Compared to Burgos cathedral this place of worship has few visitors as there isn't a famous tomb in it. The interior is light and airy with a wonderful set of cloisters and a refectory too. This cathedral should be visited when you are in Pamplona.

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