Buen Pastor Cathedral, San Sebastian - Donostia

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The largest religious structure in San Sebastian, Buen Pastor Cathedral remains one of the country's finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture. Designed by architect Manuel de Echave and finished in 1897, the commanding sandstone building features a rectangular floor plan with three naves. In addition to ornamental gargoyles and pinnacles, the cathedral's notable decorative elements include large stained-glass windows with images of the 12 apostles. Its main tower rises to a height of 75 m (245 ft), and the church covers a total of 1,900 sq m (20,500 sq ft). Step inside to see the impressive organ; with over 9,500 pipes, it is one of the largest such instruments ever built in Europe. Put Buen Pastor Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Sebastian - Donostia vacation route planner.
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  • The Church is very beautiful, but also a bit bare. The long Church has a beautiful organ. Rest here is sure to find
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  • Second time in San Sebastian but had not visited the Cathedral. I love its neo-Gothic style. Small Cathedral, but really very nice.
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  • Very different to most cathedrals in the Iberian peninsula. You don't truly appreciate it until you walk by at night. Whoever organized the lighting did a great job, and the area is relatively empty b...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful church, yes, but what made it for us was sitting out on the steps after we spent time inside. There musicians in the square and we sat our for quite a while just listening to music and relaxing.
  • Nice gothic revival building. The interior is fairly restrained, yet presents a 19th century venue to interact with your spirituality.
  • Great monument at the heart of the city. Great photo opportunities for the ones who like great cathedral monuments.
  • Very nice cathedral to visit. Entry is free.
  • A central landmark situated in a nice plaza in Donostia with lots of shops and cafes.