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Cathedral Santander, Santander
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Enter the heavy wooden doors of Cathedral Santander, and feast your eyes on intricate stained glass and stately Gothic arches soaring skyward. The first church built on this site, in the eighth century, safeguarded the skulls of saints martyred in Calahorra in the third century. The remains were brought here by Catholics escaping the Muslim invasion. The church as it stands today was constructed in the 12th century and extended over the years leading up to the 18th century. You can visit for a Mass or just for the history and architecture. Don't forget to stop by the 14th-century cloisters just inside the building, where you'll find stained glass work, ribbed vaulting, and other intricate architectural details. Just outside you can relax in the sun by the fountain, or grab tapas at one of the nearby cafes. Plan to see Cathedral Santander and other attractions that appeal to you using our Santander trip itinerary builder.
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  • Santander Cathedral is a cathedral to use. Input is an architectural complex started in the Twelfth century (Baja-parroquia del Santo Cristo Church) to which later were added the high Church, 13TH century (which is what is considered proper Cathedral) and more late the cloister (14TH century, trapezoidal-shaped) and later the Bell Tower. As well as other attached buildings of lower entity have been added to over the years. Much of the architectural complex was seriously affected by the terrible fire that suffered much of the city of Santander in the year 1941. It is for this reason that today we see a "very new" Cathedral, oddly well preserved. What I most like is the low Church (built over a Roman settlement (s-I to IV, which could partially see inside and is also where the relics of the holy martyrs Emetrio and Celedonio) and the cloister of the Church Alta-Catedral. The visit is worth.
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