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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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  • Huge and nicely renovated. Worth a visit if you are in Vitoria. We just visited on our own. Nice architecture & decorations.  more »
  • Not long ago the old cathedral of Vitoria was nearly falling due to long standing problems in the foundations of the temple. After that, it has been renovated and it flaunts itself beautifully. A visi...  more »
  • Lets face it, Vitoria is nice city, but not lots to do. I've been going there as an American married to a Spaniard from here for 13 years. However, I just went on a tour this last Christmas of this pl...  more »
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  • You can find this catredal in plaza de Santa María. We like this catedral because is enormus and beutifull for autsaide and inside
  • 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!