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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

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Address: Plaza de Alfonso II El Casto, 33003, Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number: 985 221 033
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Another beautifull must in the city

When visiting Oviedo, a city that I consider pleasant and lively, the cathedra is a must. I only enjoyed the outside as I do not tend to visit churches much but the square and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Braintree, United Kingdom
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Oviedo, a city that I consider pleasant and lively, the cathedra is a must. I only enjoyed the outside as I do not tend to visit churches much but the square and the surroundings make it a must in summer time, specially during San Mateo

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Oviedo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went four years ago, and it was free and OK. Now, they have an audio guide which is very good - clear and correct English, informative and I assume factually accurate. You can take a long or short audio tour (or mix it half and half). There's so much historical stuff in there, most of it is very shiny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forgive my sacrilege, but one cathedral is much the same as another. However, this particular one is really well laid out as a visitor attraction. We took the self guided "highlights" tour and found it absolutely fascinating, with all of the major features pointed out and explained. Highly recommended.

Thank soul_man_dave
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight is the Holy Chamber with the cross that is the symbol of Asturias and some of the most elaborate and enchanting marble carvings I've seen outside of Roslin Chapel. The rest of the cathedral is interesting, lots to see in a quiet, serene place. The guide was good, and the helpful staff told us to do the 'highlights'... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Excellent and very interesting Cathedral. Huge gorgeous place with lots of see, worth the entry fee to visit this beautiful Cathedral and attached rooms. Entrance fee was about 6 Euros per person. Requires a little time.

Thank Debbybcn
Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A beautiful Place. This is a small but beautiful City. They love Woody Alan here! Everything can be seen in 2 or 3 days .... The old churches and buildings are kept in pristine condition. It's a casual city. Wear your jeans! Don't forget to explore the beautiful countryside and experience their tradition of drinking cider! It's a sight to... More 

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East Sussex Uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We often go into cathedrals when visiting places and this one was very pleasant as cathedrals go, although not particularly exciting (especially as we had to pay!). Best parts were the altarpiece (beautiful decoration), the cloisters and the Ark with sudarium (on display - don't know if we were just lucky or whether it is always on display inside its... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

All cathedrals in cities are worth a visit, but the St Juan basilica in the city definitely outshines the cathedral for warmth and decoration.

Thank Helen H
Oviedo, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Be aware that while the church posts on its website and a sign at the church that it is open until 8 pm in July, they will not let you in after 7 pm. They lock the doors. The website says visits have to start at least 1.5 hours before close to complete the entire tour, but the sign says... More 

Thank Kathy K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This cathedral has an amazing altar backdrop - never seen anything like it elsewhere. There is a tour one can do, but we went to Mass and were impressed by the grandeur of the main altar.

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