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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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  • It is true that it is sober but by its medieval Gothic style is that it is worth visiting it. Touring the interior corridors or the Roman foundations is also recommended.
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  • attention you have to pay a euro and frankly to see a cloister and a so-called crypt: visit for which we had to wait because there was a mass. is frankly not that interesting, nor surprising, I have seen better and much else, anyway. However all is very pretty and impressive from the outside even if this is in contrast with the rest of the city centre.
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  • Monument that looks easy next to one another is very beautiful and with several spaces to enjoy it.
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