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Catedral de Santa Maria

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Address: C/ Cuchilleria, 95, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Phone Number: 34 945 122160
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Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region

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A definte must-see when you visit Vitoria-Gasteiz

Although not religious, I love churches for their architecture and space and the cathedral of Santa Maria which is currently undergoing a major renovation and structural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
DominicDeBurca
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Dunmore East, Ireland
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Dunmore East, Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Although not religious, I love churches for their architecture and space and the cathedral of Santa Maria which is currently undergoing a major renovation and structural underpinning project is an absolute gem and a tour that you absolutely must take when you are in this city. Fascinating and rewarding in every way, I really enjoyed this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After seing the cathedrals of Leon, Burgos, Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, Notre Damme of Paris...this isn't a great cathedral, or church. But the project that the city has taken on to rehabilitate, analyse, catalogue, study....everything about this building, and expose the work in progress is such a unique and wonderful experience. I assume that this won't be an... More 

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London
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32 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I set off for the Cathedral but the old town is such a maze I was going round in circles. I got there just before 10 am but trying to find the entrance for the tours is another trek. Due to an excessive aggrandisement of the building through the centuries the foundations were crumbling and the Cathedral had to be... More 

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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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Kristianstad, Sweden
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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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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
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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