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Cathedral of Jaca

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Address: Plaza San Pedro, 1, 22700, Jaca, Spain
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This was Spain's first Romanesque cathedral.

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Impressive well maintained example of Romanesque (Norman) architecture. I was particularly fascinated by the alabaster windows in place of glass giving the interior an eerie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive well maintained example of Romanesque (Norman) architecture. I was particularly fascinated by the alabaster windows in place of glass giving the interior an eerie quality. A Euro coin pays for about 4 minutes illumination of the altar and its frescoes but entry is free and it costs a fortune to maintain so who's complaining? Not me, I usua make... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's one of the least interesting cathedrals in the region and you have to pay for the light inside: completely dark otherwise. Scandelous.

Thank Jurgen B
Tustin, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A historical church founded in 1070s, St Peter the Apostle, it has had several renovations and additions since its foundation. It is a must visit for the Pilgrims in the path of St James Way or Camino de Compostela (the French route) in the way to Santiago de Compostela 829 Km away; the iconic "scallop shell" posting is visible in... More 

Thank TustinCAtraveler
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Beautiful Roman cathedral in the heart of Jaca. Do not miss the museum and the chapel as you come in in the main entrance on the left. Try to visit on Sunday and enjoy a tapa and drink on the square. Got married there. The priest was very accommodating with the paperwork coming from a U.S. Parrish.

Thank Cristina T
Zaragoza, Spain
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Little gem in the Pyrenees. Peace within adventure. Worth visiting. Easy to walk around town. No need for 100 characters here. Just go and find out by yourself.

Thank EducationalPaths
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A quality museum and tours arranged. All free. You just have to pluck up courage and go in as there are no signs outside

Thank jimmycyn
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151 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We tiptoed around this beautiful 12th century cathedral one evening. The art work and architecture are amazing. One treasure after another. We didn't have time for the museum, but I'm sure it would have been very interesting.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This Romanesque Cathedral (1040-76), though altered over the centuries and given Plateresque decoration is one of the main attractions of Jaca. Combined with the attached museum, it must be on your list to visit.

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Aalter, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The church gives a very nice authenitc look. It's not very touristic inside. The cathedral houses a exhibition about religious wall paintings, whom where found around Jacà since 1960. They were prelevated and are now - along other gorgious paintings and old statues - on view for public. A students pays €4.5 and i made the tour in two hours.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

we thought we were in the wrong church because the entrance was a bit misleading. a little dark and sad inside but still beautiful and worth a visit

Thank NickdL

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