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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  • August 19, 2017
    Cathedral of San Sebastian, centrally, aligned with the Basilica of Santa Maria of the choir (from the door of the one the other is). Inside, a huge body recently arranged sounds during masses. Beautiful image of the good Shepherd.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It was difficult to expect something outstanding to the Cathedral, located in the resort town. So he turned out to be quite ordinary, and even relatively new buildings (the end of 19-th-the beginning of 20-th centuries). Landed beside the Cathedral from the bus, including difficult to ignore. Gave a little bit of time, which you wish.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Free tour. For lovers of architecture. See the cross of the entrance, is Chillida and passed unnoticed.
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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.
  • Cozy, monument but still there is room for religiosity
  • 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.

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