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Address: Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 942-22-60-24
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Lovely cathedral, worth the visit, be sure and go to the lower part

Worth a visit in Santander, Be sure and not miss the basilica on the lower part, very interesting. small charge to visit everything. Doesn't take much time, small amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Debbybcn
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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beirut
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very old, well preserved and situated right next to the Bahia of Santander, it is worth the visit. The main cathedral is impressive with a high ceiling, arches and an amazing pipe organ. Underneath is a vaulty church, where we attended mass on Sunday. Open almost all day to visits.

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Thank Joumana H
Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Although not the most interesting cathedral we've ever visited, we thought it was worth an hour to have a look around. We enjoyed learning about the 1941 fire and the history of the building. Sadly, we discovered that much that might be of interest today was lost in the fire. We also learned that the building suffered damage in an... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great cathedral. Only one euro entrance fee . Although of you go to mass them it costs nothing right in centre of city opposite ferry port.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Worth a visit in Santander, Be sure and not miss the basilica on the lower part, very interesting. small charge to visit everything. Doesn't take much time, small amount of attractions compared to other cathedrals in Spain.

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Thank Debbybcn
East Sussex Uk
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This cathedral actually closes for lunch - and a long lunch at that. 1.00pm to 4.30pm!! We arrived at about five minutes to 1.00pm to find the cathedral staff actually pushing people out of the building so that they could go to lunch. Appalling!

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1 Thank reviewer23_12
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's the basilica below the cathedral which is most interesting. Unfortunately there was nothing written in English and our Spanish is best described as laughable so we didn't get the most out of our visit.

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Thank ParkEnder
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We only managed to visit the lower chapel which is a quiet and reflective space - a calming moment of escape from the business of Santander. Photographs are allowed, but no flash.

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Thank MBell250
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

lovely cathedral. we had a short guided tour and I enjoyed the story we were told about the saints. Great visit

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Thank Joe B
Ellenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A truly wonderful and beautiful Cathedral. Amazing inside and if only the walls could tell a story. \the fire in the early 40s was a disaster for the city and it is mainly the walls that survived but the old and the new inside I think go well together. The cloister's are well keeped and the stained glass is beautiful.

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Thank Neil-KAG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Not much remains of old Santander after the great fire of 1941. The cathedral, however, is one of the few buildings to have survived. Beautiful cloisters lead to the Cathedral itself. The church is beautiful too and surprisingly modern in its statuary, stained glass windows and paintings. I did not manage to visit the more ancient lower church unfortunately. Well... More 

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