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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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Fantastic tour with really knowledgeable and delightful guide. A highlight of our trip.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jill D
Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jill D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

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 

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

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!

Thank Anita G
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 

Thank Ronald B
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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.

Thank Eric_P_B
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 

Thank llanfaglanroaming
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.

Thank Suestraveler2015
Dunmore East, Ireland
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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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