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Cathedral of Jaca

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

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Interesting Romanesque Cathedral

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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 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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18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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
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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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