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Catedral de Santa María, Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Set on one of the highest points in the city, Catedral de Santa María 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. Using our world travel planner, Vitoria-Gasteiz attractions like Catedral de Santa María can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I say miracle, because after a guided from the ground up to the Tower, you don't understand how, being as it was, did not fall. The spectacular visit, as well as the work of the Guide. It's worth much, because it makes a trip throughout the centuries on the site and construction
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  • We paid the visit to the Cathedral with a tower, but it is also possible to visit it with the wall. The Guide explained it all so well that to ask not is place us. It is a building of an incredible beauty with a story under its foundations that must know if you want to really enjoy the richness of Gasteiz.
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  • The tower was under construction. Half-timbered houses in or around the Cathedral Plaza in front of the building, the atmosphere is nice. Most streets in Vitoria-Gasteiz is a nice area.
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  • The restoration of this impressive building has been long and hard. But at the end Vitoria has preserved a vital part of its history. Well worth a visit...
  • I like it because is so big and so intersant and beautifull it has got a lot of story very intersant
  • This cathedral has been going through a much-lauded renovation for some time. The interior is basically restored and now they're working on some of the outside areas. Book a tour online - I recommend the Cathedral and Tower tour, as opposed to the Cathedral and Wall tour. The tour doesn't start in front of the cathedral - their tour office is on a little side street. Tours at different times are in different languages - you might not end up with a tour in your own language, but even if you don't understand exactly, much of what you see is self-explanatory.
  • One of the best churches that I have ever visited : the tour is especially notable for all the information about conserving a building that nearly collapsed. I will definitely go again!
  • Fabulous beautiful cathedral undergoing a huge renovation project. You can, and indeed should, book a guided tour showcasing this. Great views also and very good informed guides. English tours svaliable