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Cathedral of Zamora

Plaza de la Catedral, S/N, 49001 Zamora, Spain
+34 980 53 06 44
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Zamora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Zamora Cathedral   The Cathedral's construction started in 1151 and it was consecrated in 1174 by the Bishop Esteban, who had the church built. The... more »
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This cathedral is absolutely gorgeous. It's very well preserved and has astonishingly beautiful tapestries! It's magnificent in every possible way but without being "crushing".

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Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Loved all about it,as they say in Spain "pequeño pero matón" = Little but FAB!!! When I came out it had just finished raining and the Rainbow was protecting the city.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum houses some impressive tapestries and with few more in the church too. Lovely coloured stone used in this cathedral.

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Mount Vernon, Maine
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34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Make sure to allow sufficient time to spend in the little museum attached to the cathedral. It is well worth, filled with religious art that is quite good and well displayed. Really more of an attraction than the cathedral itself.

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Pau, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

4 euros entrance for cathedral without extra museum Included hand set with good commentary. Frsutratlingly as usual loads about the religious bits but the actual architecture and wooden carved chairs /doors etc don't get a mention hardly. Don't miss the tapestry rooms on the upper floor

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Lisboa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Wonderful building with its giant "dome." But best of all are the extraordinary tapestries on the upper floor of the museum. These medieval Flemish treasures show scenes from the Trojan War, scenes in the life of the founder of the Tarquin dynasty in early Rome plus scenes from the Jesus miracle of the olive garden. I saw them first some... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
108 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The cathedral is rather nice, with a fantastic dome (looks great from the outside and reminds me of various Byzantine church domes). There are some excellent choir stalls, with good carvings (some are described as 'earthy', which I think is a polite way of saying they depict a more realistic view of life and love.... There's the usual assortment of... More

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This old cathedral is really beautifully restored and is well worth the 2 Euros entrance charge (for pensioners.)

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Estepona, Spain
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316 reviews 316 reviews
106 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lovely well maintained cathedral, worth to have a look inside. Nicely situated oposite the Castel in the SE corner of Zamora overlooking the river Duero.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

the Cathedral itself is fairly standard, but the so called "black tapestries" upstairs are outstanding and easy to miss. Having seen tapestries in Paris and Belgium these are likely the best you will see anywhere.

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