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Address: Almeria, Spain

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If you go, dont miss the museum

They really keep the cathedral clean and nice. But 5 eur as entrance fee is rather high for this church which is interesting but not remarkable, In the museum you find a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Göteborg, Sweden
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Lisbon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Wonderful monument, a very quiet place. The Cathedral is closed, but the square in which it is beautiful, full of palm trees.

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Göteborg, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

They really keep the cathedral clean and nice. But 5 eur as entrance fee is rather high for this church which is interesting but not remarkable, In the museum you find a timeline, where the wording clearly shows that at least this church supported the dictatorship under Franco instead of the legal government. Interesting to read.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

An interesting place to visit and the decoration is certainly over the top. Not sure that it was worth the entrance fee of 5 euros. It was a pity that there was no translation of the titles to the exhibits.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very nice cathedral. You can go inside and look at all the details. We went when there was a liturgy, It is a nice place to visit and get some cold time, even if you are visiting Spain in the warm summer.

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Eton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a couple of days visiting the sites and came across the cathedral. I love visiting churches for the colours, the history and the feeling but this church doesn't really have any of the amazing features of other churches / cathedrals I've visited and the €5 fee to enter with no guide or even a pamphlet was a bit... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
160 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The cathedral, built in 1524-1526 with it's castle-like towers, has resemblance to a fortress for defense. The raiders were North African pirates. They would often raid the city to capture it's citizens for sale as slaves. The cathedral was not only a religious sanctuary but also a defense fortification protecting people from invasion. The interior is modest, yet quite ornate.... More 

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Rednal, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We drove around Almeria for ages, carefully following the signs up and down one way streets but with no luck finding the cathedral. We eventually parked down near the port and tried on foot. We arrived at the Cathedral square to find a rockabilly band playing but the Cathedral was closed for the afternoon. Very disappointed!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I would echo the views of reviewers below. I love the building itself, kept in pristine condition, inside it is a sight to behold, the choir is amazing! However, yes there are bigger and better. What makes this so frustrating is that a wonderful cultural icon of the city is not used to promote it and what it has to... More 

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you have travelled through Europe and have seen some of the more interesting cathedrals then my advice unless you are really into holy places then give this a miss. If not go and enjoy this quite lovely building.

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Deventer (NL)
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Not the most spectacular cathedral I've seen but it is a nice visit and cool during the summer. It is still in use for masses.

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