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Cathedral Santander, Santander

(2.7/5 based on 340+ 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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  • The Cathedral is not bad, but their situation is not very good. It is tucked between buildings and not stand out too much. Looks like a church more.
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  • It's a fairly simple Cathedral. There is nothing exceptional to see... There is a toilet if necessary...
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  • It is a different to others that we have visited, is to see it and create your own opinion is better inside that on the outside.
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