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Catedral de Santa Maria

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Address: C/ Cuchilleria, 95, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Phone Number: 34945255135
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Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region
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A different view of a cathedral

The old cathedral of Vitoria is not a very special one arquitectonically speaking. Despite so, it is worth visiting because the visits (only guided, as the cathedral is still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
pedrog872
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Valencian Country, Spain
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Valencian Country, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The old cathedral of Vitoria is not a very special one arquitectonically speaking. Despite so, it is worth visiting because the visits (only guided, as the cathedral is still being refurnished) round about the process of construction and integration of the building in the city since the Middle Age. The visit comprise the basements, crypt, external walls and tower. And... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The excellent structure of the Cathedral De Santa Maria is to be seen to be believed.The ancient architecture is simply amazing , the long height of the ceiling ,the etched glass.The place transforms as you enter, its so mesmerising ....

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Thank Ravi_Kartik2
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This cathedral is in Victoria Gasteiz. You are shown around the Gothic Cathedral which is currently being renovated. Our tour guide was excellent. You need to book ahead. Tours in English not a problem. A must when in Vitoria.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I joined the guided tour (8.5€) which put this into perspective. A beautiful cathedral. Still being restored. Costing over 2 million € over the last 10+years. The tour lasts just an hour but you get a good overall guide. I live near to Canterbury and this reminds me of the Cathedral.

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Thank GrahamGrape
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Most of the church is under scaffoldings and since it's inside a crowded old city district, it's hard to see anything from outside. Unless you take the guided tour of the restoration works, there's nothing to do here. If you are a group you might even get one in English, be sure to register online to vote for the language.... More 

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Thank Delta-Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I went with a friend and I got a tour in English. The church is a truly magnificent and interesting piece of architecture and part of the history of Vitoria-Gasteiz. I can't wait to come back when the construction is finished!

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Thank Anita G
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This church almost collapsed. It is build on a difficult site and is restored at this moment. Visitors can get a guided tour on wednesdays. The church is not open on other days. Very interesting to see all the concrete work that is done in the basement. Even more special is the tour over the balconies in the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went on a hard hat tour of the restoration work of Santa Maria. We were in a small group and it was all in Spanish but we understood enough. It was fascinating seeing the restoration work in the crypt and up high inside the walls as well.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I liked the friendly guide who took us on a tour from the cript to the highest point of the Cathedral. As the building is being rebuilt from the bottom up we had the chance to see the work happening so had to wear hard hats. This was essential as parts of the building were narrow. A brilliant opportunity to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent historical site. Excellent Medieval site for those interested in this period of history. Seeing the Medieval walls of the city was an experience I will remember.

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