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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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A must in the city!

If you travel a lot probably you are a bit tired of cathedrals! Apparently it looks like a lot of other cathedrals you can find in northern Spain, but inside, you can find one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruimvramos
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you travel a lot probably you are a bit tired of cathedrals! Apparently it looks like a lot of other cathedrals you can find in northern Spain, but inside, you can find one of the most beautiful stained glasses I have ever seen! Other attraction is the Oviedo Sudarium!

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The catholic church which pays no taxes in Spain has started to charge 8 euros per person to visit this cathedral - no explanation, just imposed! If you want to pray or spend time in thought, tough luck!! No pay, no entry. The girl on the cash-desk was a "jobs-worth" (It is more than my job's worth to say anything!)... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

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 November 6, 2015

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 November 3, 2015

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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 via mobile

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

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