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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

Plaza de Alfonso II El Casto, 33003 Oviedo, Spain
985 221 033
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Ranked #9 of 31 Attractions in Oviedo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Cathedral of San Salvador The Cathedral of San Salvador is a Gothic church started in 1348 and finished at the end of the 15th century. It is one of... more »
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Bilbao, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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904 reviews 904 reviews
526 attraction reviews
765 helpful votes 765 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 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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Warrington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Chicago, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The cathedral is very pretty! It's a must see in Oviedo! Like some of the visitors noted, it is dark inside when you visit later in the day. I didn't have too many problems with lighting when I visited early but the couple times I was there later, it was quite dark. However with that being said, the alter as... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very overdone. Lots of detail and gilting. No photography allowed. Very typical of its era and Spanish houses of worship.

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Porto, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The cathedral is poorly illuminated; perhaps this is why it is not possible to take photos inside... We could hardly see the panels behind the main altarpiece.

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