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Cathedral Santander, Santander

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Religious Site
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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  • It is not the typical Cathedral we see in the capitals. It is small and you see right away. Some Roman archaeological remains that are visible under a glass floor (not very clean by the way). Also shown in showcase some relics of Saints rather interesting and let the reader its valuation. The façade is interesting and you can get very good pictures. I expected a more solemn Cathedral in a capital as Santander.
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  • Cathedral of the most simple. Not noted anything. Destroyed by a fire in the middle of the 20th century and rebuilt. Altarpiece and ornamental elements belonging and exploited in other churches. Anyway you can visit, above all the cloister.
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  • Church of the centuries XII and XIII, is different as the Cathedral apse of low-rise is as a convent.
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  • Interesting building. Worth a visit
  • A nice cathedral with an exposition presenting historical facts about the city.
  • A great looking building. Unfortunately it was closed for viewing .
  • lovely place to visit , very old and only 1 euro
  • So old,so good,so historic,so ours,catholic,respect,gracias Jesus.