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Catedral de Santa Maria

C/ Cuchilleria, 95 | C. Fray Zacarias Martinez s/n, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
34 945 122160
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Santa Maria Cathedral (Old Cathedral) Santa Maria Cathedral is located at Calle Cuchilleria, 95. Santa Maria Cathedral is also known as the Old... more »
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is a great experience to be inside of such an old building, learning about its building though many hundreds of yers of hard work... You can feel that you are part of the history.

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Dartington, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Apart from the Spanish tour guide who spoke English with such a thick accent that I couldn't understand a word, this was a remarkable tour of a large cathedral which has been rescued from falling down. The foundations weren't good enough, and it really is in danger of falling down. Now there are massive engineering efforts to rescue it. Impressive.

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Charente Maritime
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We turned up to book an English speaking tour to be told that there weren't any that day but we could go with the Spanish one. The very helpful lady then did some checking and said there was in fact one in half an hour! We were the only two visitors with the guide who spoke excellent English and was... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a great find! You get to get up in the rafters with hard hats on and explore the cathedral in a way you hardly ever get to!

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We booked this tour online but paid on the day. As we had a tour in English we had the guide to ourselves. The tour took about one hour and their was plenty of time for questions. It's wonderful to see a building like this up close and to learn about it's history. A must in Vitoria.

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York, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Spent ages looking around this beautifull cathedral well worth the time amazing place. Even if you don't do cathedrals or churches this is a must

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Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

One of the best and more interesting in the Basque Country, and in the centre of the old quarter. Check out the surrounding area for the venerable buildings close by the cathedral.

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Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
48 attraction reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was truly the highlight of our short visit to V-G. We booked the restoration tour online at the Santa Maria website. The guide must have been a trained engineer herself since she knew so much about the construction and history. catedralvitoria.com/ingles/visitas_reservas.… It was such a memorable experience to see the excavated areas, walk across the scaffolding, squeeze through the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We've all heard about the Guggenheim museum, the playa de la Concha, etc...But for those of you who like me enjoy historical sites, medieval architecture, and cathedrals in particular, Santa maria in Vitoria-Gasteiz is a must see. I don't think there's anything quite like it anywhere else. In this cathedral, open to the public to show the restoration works, you... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We didn't go on the guided tour but on the cheaper (2euros?) "visit on your own" option. They give you a helmet and a 20-pages book of explanations about the works they are doing and the history of the cathedral. I think the guide is saying more or less what is written in the book (I could hear what he... More

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