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Cathedral Santander

Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #23 of 50 attractions in Santander
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I could not feel a warm power in this place of worship. It seemed still and cold. I believe it is a good place for prayer as there are no distractions.

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Deux Sevres
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40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A service had just ended when we arrived on Good Friday and we were politely stopped at the entrance to the cloisters to allow the priests' procession to exit the cathedral and return to their rooms. The interior is worth a visit as is the smaller chapel below.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Despite you are an atheist don't miss a mass at Sunday morning in the chapel located in the basement. Divine. And after it have some tapas around the bus station.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
70 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A large white stone building which stands out among the surrounding buildings only a short walk from the port. This is a Gothic cathedral with a history dating back 800 years. We walk around the Cloisters before entering the cathedral and it was impressive with magnificent Gothic arches, ribbed vaulting, large supporting piers, beautiful stained glass and a surprise (as... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We didn't get to visit the cathedral because there was a service, but the little cloister was worth the detour.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
43 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our hotel overlooked the Cathedral but we did not go inside until the last day. Glad we did. The stonework is super and looked as if it had been cleaned in recent years. Excellent cloister outside the Cathedral but inside the main building.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful church and cloister courtyard, and we were lucky enough to catch the Palm Sunday procession and sermon. An hour in the sunshine at the Cathedral bar outside was also very welcome.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Very clean, no beggers, I was all cathedraled out by this time but my wife loved it. We were able to sit in the square outside a people watch, a lovely fountain and water feature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I visited this Cathedral on a language trip. On the outside it isn't beautiful, but the inside makes up for that. There are beautiful painted glass windows with a garden in the cnetre.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

A great place to spend an hour away from the city. Cathedral, crypt and cloisters all worth visiting. Seating in cloisters is a pretty area to sit and relax.

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