Buen Pastor Cathedral, San Sebastian - Donostia
(3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Because indifferent? Why has nothing special. Inside is bare and empty and only the rose Windows give a sign of vibrancy to the place. Outside even worse. The bell tower stands and dominates, but overall it seems almost ridiculous and useless. Forget it guys ...
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  • Neo-Gothic style, I suppose that it is built on the remains of another previous, normal if we have San Sebastian was fully ravaged by fires and posteriormete by the end of the war of independence with which most churches and monuments are posterior to the 18TH century, except for some churches.
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  • The Cathedral of the good Shepherd, of neo-Gothic style, was opened in 1897. built by the architect San Sebastian Echave, it seems he was inspired by the Cathedral of Cologne.
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  • 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.
  • A central landmark situated in a nice plaza in Donostia with lots of shops and cafes.
  • A beautiful church just be aware that they do hold siesta and so when I where there to show my girlfriend it was closed.
  • Very nice cathedral to visit. Entry is free.