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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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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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152 helpful votes 152 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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63 helpful votes 63 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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202 helpful votes 202 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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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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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This isn't one of the great cathedrals in Spain, but buried in a room a couple flights up in one tower is a marvelous collection of tapestries. Audioguide was included in admission and it made the tour of the cathedral more interesting.

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Maia, Portugal
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This a very interesting cathedral, with many rich chapels and art pieces. During summer inside the cathedral is fresh and a good place to have a rest...

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