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Cathedral of Jaca

Address: Plaza San Pedro, 1, 22700 Jaca, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Jaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This was Spain's first Romanesque cathedral.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This was Spain's first Romanesque cathedral.

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Aalter, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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

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Pamplona, España
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The darckness of the templum does not make unworthy the quiet visit of this Romanesque jewel. A robust facade harbors a wide nave. Lateral chapels contains old altarpieces and a chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. Guided visits can be booked. The visit of the diocesan Romanesque museum (not free) may be interesting. A must visit for the pingaríamos of French-Aragonese... More 

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Valencia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

A must-see romanic cathedral; one of the oldest in Spain. Visit the attached museum ! It is well maintained and preserved. Put coins to get light enough to watch around.

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Dundee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

One of the best examples of early romanesque art in Spain and indeed Europe. It keeps most of its original structureThe quietness during the hours with no service, only rivals with the powerful organ music during the masses. Whether you are an art fanatic, a religious person or just someone that enoys beauty, this is certainly a place to visit,... More 

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Pau, France
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13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Free to visit. Watch out as it is closed for spanish lunchtime from 1.30pm- so plan your day. Not far from citadel

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SLC_UT02
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I find romanesque churches to be much more powerful than the later gothic churches. The Cathedral of Jaca is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Aragon.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

One of the starting points of the Camino Santiago - looks very basic from the outside, but glorious vaulted ceilings inside - well worth a peek.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

The museum has recently been re-opened, and its collection is superb. Best of all are the medieval frescos from village churches around Jaca.

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Lancaster
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

The cathedral is nothing special, but it houses the Diocesan Museum with a splendid collection of romanesque art.

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