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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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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We had to pay for admission although the building is being restored. After a queue we were told that it could only be seen on a guided tour. We should return the next day it we wanted it in English. For a European Heritage site supported by the money of taxpayers, this is not good enough.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Make sure you book a visit, otherwise you'll only see it from the outside, which is, let's be honest, quite poor look because of all the ladders and scaffoldings.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

one of the nicest Cathedrals - and we have seen quite a few on our recent travels of Ireland, France and Spain

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice guided visit through the cathedral in the middle of massive reconstruction (it was quite close to collapsing, so they started to reinforce the foundation and arcs about 10 years ago). Though not sure if it's available in English, I must admit I had hard times trying to follow very fast Spanish speech interspersed with construction terms

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Vitoria-gasteiz
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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15 reviews 15 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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