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Buen Pastor Cathedral, San Sebastian - Donostia
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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Really stands out from so many different angles as the spire is huge and very detailed, probably less impressivee inside but still interesting even with the workmen inside
The main tower is really huge. Inside, the cathedral has nice statues and the altar is very beautiful.
This gothic church is an impressive structure, tall and thin from the outside, almost suspended in air, and on the inside the stark simplicity and elegance of gothic pillars elevating the soul to the ... read more »
Great monument at the heart of the city. Great photo opportunities for the ones who like great cathedral monuments.
Samuel Hauptmann van Dam
A beautiful church just be aware that they do hold siesta and so when I where there to show my girlfriend it was closed.
A central landmark situated in a nice plaza in Donostia with lots of shops and cafes.
Center of San Sebastian
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