Catedral de Santa Maria, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Set on one of the highest points in the city, Catedral de Santa Maria is an impressive Gothic-style cathedral filled with artwork and sculptures. The portico is especially popular, with its three parts dedicated to the Virgin, San Gil, and the Final Judgment and Saint James. This restored building is often being worked on, so visitors are given helmets to wear around the premises. You’re welcome to explore on your own, or sign up for a guided tour for additional details and history. Use our Vitoria-Gasteiz trip planning website to visit Catedral de Santa Maria on your trip to Vitoria-Gasteiz, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Cathedral is Gothic, but modest. Little to highlight. However the guided tour of the Foundation is very, very interesting.
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  • The Cathedral of Santa Maria (call, Catedral Vieja) is one of the gems we have in Vitoria. No doubt, a visit worth it if there is opportunity. Has been restored and is still working on it? It is now open to the cult and in addition to the celebrations, is a large auditorium for concerts, since it has great sound quality. Do not miss to visit it. You have n account, which should make an appointment for guided tours, they are grate you interesting, by the great information they offer. A greeting
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  • The typical visit to a cathedral, the kind that you look the same has not been ones to others. The guided tour is done from the architectural point of view. The guide told us the history of the Cathedral with its architectural problems, how evolved these and the restoration. Visit from the crypt to the Bell Tower, and the truth, I have not bored even for a moment. I recommend it completely.
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  • One of the must places in Vitoria. Different perspective on a historic building. Even if you don't like history and art, go there. It is worthy
  • Loved the tour with the visit to the tower. Fascinating to learn about the renovation work they've done over the last 20 years and the discoveries they made as a result.
  • Very nice cathedral. Due to the re-construction you have to book the guided tour in advance. English available. You get to see the foundation of the building and get to know a lot about the town's early history as well. Bird's eye view from the bell tower. Narrow staircases not for the faint hearted. Knowledgeable and informative guide with excellent English.
  • Marvelous place and wonderful views from the tower!
  • We got a very interesting tour in the Cathedral of Santa María de Vitoria. It was very unique, as I have never been in a cathedral wearing a helmet :) It created a special atmosphere ;) Interesting story, nice view and a digital surprise in the end of the tour :) I loved it!
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