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Cathedral Santander, Santander

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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2.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a building without relevance or historical or architectural interest. Construction highlights the economic and social constraints of the period in which the project is carried out...
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  • To begin with, the very unfriendly staff. We took several turns to see at what point it was better to enter in order not to interrupt the masses, but it was not well indicated, a reduce saw that he said some tourists who already do not podain to. Total that doing tiempoo, we try it again and then tell us that you have 20 minutes to close, to go fast. Over is €3. The Cathedral is not very large, we also saw it running; had a model with an explanatory video, who just left the letters came a man and began to turn off the lights and tv. So the Roman ruins that are on the ground and we could not see them, because it was already dark. For me there are other most beautiful cathedrals.
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  • Unique Cathedral Romanesque fortified along with it of Almería of Spain rebuilt after the fire of Santander of 1941
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