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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

Address: Plaza de Alfonso II El Casto, 33003 Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number: 985 221 033
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Ranked #9 of 25 Attractions in Oviedo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Edinburgh
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Audio guide so that you can see and understand all the detail. There is a charge to go in but that is perfectly reasonable. You need at least 1.5 hours for this visit.

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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You oget audio sticks when you pay at the entrance. The English was very good, though a little odd in places and sometimes erred on the side of trying to explain the Christian rationale for the feature it was focussing on. The musuem commentary was far too detailed for me to listen to it. I am religious, but even for... More 

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Holland
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121 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The cathedral San Sakvador is a great old building on a very large square. It is a pity you have to pay for enter the church-museum. You cannot visit the cathedral only without paying. The museum has some nice rooms. It is not usual you have to pay when you want to visit the church only.

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Bilbao, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cathedral is very nice but it now charges a fee to get in (7€), not something all catholics are willing to do and I have to say I agree with them. It's a pity a church closes the door on them...

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Bilbao, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very nice setting for the cathedral, in the main city square. We did the audio-guide tour around the museum but the tape focused too often on things that were obvious to our eyes, very little history links and not much content to please a wide variety of visitors. The spaces seem to lack a bit of fresh air or air-conditioning... More 

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There is a lot of history to the Cathedral and visitors are provided with audio guides in their own language. There is a lot to see but you can skip sections if you want to. The Holy Chamber and relics are amazing.

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Alicante, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We are a family of 4 with 2 children aged 6 and 12. We all found this interesting and beautiful. The entrance price was very reasonable which included listening guides in your own language.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

They're are both very, very interesting. The Holy Chamber for the building itself, its immense age, its royal history, its barrel-ceiling and its columns with paired saints with strange, heraldic-looking monsters beneath their feet, and the extraordinary variety of precious relics it holds - the sudarium (we see a copy, with the reliquary which holds the real sudarium), the original... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

While the Cathedral and it's windows are impressive, we LOVED the pre-Romanesque Camara Sancta. The museum has quite a few worthwhile pieces (especially the wooden panels from the choir that was removed from the cathedral.)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very gothic & very nice square to wander around, lots of places for. Coffee and food nearby. The walk to the cathedral was all flat with no steep areas.

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