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Pamplona Catedral

Calle Curia s/n, 31001 Pamplona, Spain
948 212 594
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Pamplona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Museums
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Adelaide, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Inside a good example of French gothic, outside ruined by 18th century upgrade to facade. Charles lll and his queen in crypts inside the church. We didn't get to see the cloisters which are reportedly very good.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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270 reviews 270 reviews
25 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This Cathedral is a true tourist destination as it is set up well for visitors. It is beautifully restored, has great explanations of historical interest & is simply impressive. I think it is a have-to on your Pamplona travel list.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Loved the interior and the fact that a lot of effort has been put into a great exhibition Detailing aspects of religion over time, archaeology, etc. Really well done!

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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Impressive building with a very good exhibition inside the cathedral tracing the origin of the human race. Exhibition voted the best in the World in 2013! The cloisters are a must see. They are very impressive.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not the most exciting of Spain's beautiful old cathedrals but there was an interpretive museum attached which detailed the cathedrals history right back to pre-Christian times with exhibits from different periods. The cloisters are stunning and the whole place was well worth a visit - and the €5 entry fee which is reduced to €3 for Pilgrim - so if... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
103 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

As Cathedrals go, Pamplona is as good as anywhere, the building is interesting and hugely magnificent and of course inside is as full of excess as any other Cathedral. We did have an interesting guided tour and I guess it is worth doing this if you are goind inside. There are a few interesting buildings in Pamplona worth a visit

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wonderful building. Delightful and well designed exhibition giving real insight into Spanish history. Cloisters are beautiful. Best cathedral in this part of Spain for interest and atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

At first look this seems a very ordinary large cathedral but once inside and having visited the excellent museum its true character emerges. The museum is modern and well laid out explaining the origins and history of the site very well indeed. Then when walking around the actual cathedral the character and background to the current building you see comes... More

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Pleasanton, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

At first we thought we were being generous by agreeing to pay the 5 Euro charge to visit the Cathedral, thinking it would be a donation for a good cause. Little did we realize that we were to receive so much for that fee! The Cathedral is beautiful, as is the cloister. But what we found amazing was the museum... More

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Del Mar, California, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Air con,back lighted,walkways with modern exhibits. Especially liked the separate dedicated room with 28 statues of the Virgin Mary from local churches where you can see how the images changed from the 12th to the 18th centuries. Rick Steves only gave it a one star but clearly that was before they installed the new very well done exhibit.

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