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. To visit Buen Pastor Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in San Sebastian - Donostia, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Sebastian - Donostia journey planner.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral. Only the outside already impresses, inside it is austere but not why it is less beautiful, centrally so you have to visit it.
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  • Interior bare, only one in the pipe organ. Whereas admission is free is worth a visit.
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  • Not everything in Donostia is beach... also has a Gothic jewel, as the Cathedral of the good Shepherd, located in the ensanche of Amara in the is Centre of San Sebastian. Built by the architect Manuel Echave, in the 19th century as neo-Gothic Temple, it was elevated to Cathedral in the 20th century. A visit is worth a lot at night when most impress...
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  • Beautiful. Didn't have the pleasure of going in but still very cool. Lots of people walking around and shops are close by. Places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. If your in the area definitely worth a look.
  • The most magnificent light streaming in mid afternoon, awakening the stained glass windows from their slumber.
  • Peaceful church, stain glass windows were the highlight. It's also free.
  • 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.
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