La Seo del Salvador

La Seo del Salvador, Zaragoza

La Seo del Salvador
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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michelle h
Virginia Beach, VA37 contributions
Breathtaking
Jun 2021
If photos were allowed, I would have taken a thousand. One of the most beautiful, impressive Cathedrals I have ever visited (and I live in Europe). Each chapel was a different type of gorgeous and all that old Spanish Colonial wealth is on full display. And the tapestry museum, which is part of La Seo, would have been worth the trip in and of itself. I would go back to Zaragoza just to revisit this one sight.
Written July 1, 2021
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania2,577 contributions
Visit
Jul 2020
Next tot the Basilica and the square, you will not miss it. Part of the architectural site on the square. Beautiful sight.
Written July 4, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,018 contributions
UNESCO world heritage site with a ban on photography.
Jun 2019
Despite the glory of the main Catholic Shrine in Spain, the Pilar Basilica, La SEO Cathedral has the status of a UNESCO world heritage site. However, it is forbidden to photograph this world heritage. Why? Riddle. And there is something to shoot. The construction of the Cathedral began in the XII, and ended already in the XVIII century, so you can lead tours of students of architectural universities about the change of architectural styles. Romanesque style is the most difficult to find it is outside in the lower part of the apses. 14th-century Gothic in the funerary chapel of Saint Michael, the main altar by Pere Johan and in the naves. Mudejar is the apse, parish and cimborrio of the Cathedral, which was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001 as part of the Aragon Mudejar ensemble. Mudejar is better represented in the so-called Parocchieta-a chapel that was built for his relics by the powerful Archbishop of Zaragoza de Luna. This is the outer Chapel of St. Bernard from the alabaster chapel of the Archangels and the chapel of St. Peter Arbues created during the Renaissance. And finally Baroque! This is everything else. A long row of chapels (28 in total) dedicated to numerous saints of the Catholic Church with rich and noble dead in almost every one. And you will be followed by the watchful eye of the Keeper of the relics, making sure that the click of the smartphone shutter does not disturb the eternal peace of the inhabitants.
Written May 6, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,372 contributions
La Seo
Mar 2020 • Solo
My original purpose for visiting La Seo was to see its tapestry collection. However, I was most impressed with the unique blend of architectural styles that creates this 700 year-old church (Romanesque, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque). The tall bell tower is most certainly reminiscent of a mosque’ minaret. Inside, numerous chapels line the sides. Many feature exceptional wood and stone carvings, paintings, mosaics, sculptures and relics. The impressive choir section features exquisitely carved chairs and a massive organ. There are plenty of places to sit for quiet contemplation. No photos are permitted inside. The admission fee includes the upstairs tapestry museum which should not be missed.
Written March 30, 2020
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Mayur S
Mumbai, India917 contributions
Grand cathedral
Mar 2020
Catedral de San Salvador or Cathedral of Zaragoza on Plaza de la Seo. Exterior has Moorish and Romanesque architecture with a Neoclassical façade. Inside, the choir is Gothic & Capilla del Santo Cristo of Renaissance architecture. Its Tapestry Museum has 63 Flemish tapestries and 6 works of heraldic embroidery from medieval to Renaissance and Baroque. There are other objects of religious art including metalwork and reliquary busts. The cathedral is closed on Mondays.
Written March 27, 2020
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Netty137
Southampton, UK90 contributions
A stunning Cathedral
Feb 2020
This was my favourite place in Zaragoza. The Cathedral is beautiful. There is plenty of information in English, and choral background music which makes it a very quiet and relaxing place to spend time in.
Written February 27, 2020
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chris s
Ourimbah, Australia203 contributions
Not much from the outside but inside!!!!!
May 2019 • Couples
This basilica is also very impressive. Definitely visit both while you are here. The paintings and tapestries tell the story of the past and the architecture inside is spectacular. We weren’t going to go into this one but we’re glad we did and wished we had allowed more time to look through it.
Written November 25, 2019
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Woodstock17
Manchester, UK72 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2019 • Couples
Although the Basilica is only a few metres away in the same main square and is far more opulent this cathedral is still stunning. It reflects the art , history and faith of Aragon and was built initially in 12th century. The high Alterpiece is quite magnificent shining with gold and red and intricate sculptures carved in alabaster. At the centre is large are which is closed off with a bronze gate where the choir would sit, and their are gilt wood sculptures over the gate. Individual chapels are on all the surrounding outer walls all elaborate in their own right. A very peaceful place to come.
You do have to pay to enter but you will be offered an information pamphlet available in many languages. Return it after your visit if not required again for reuse.
Written October 27, 2019
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müge
Irvine, CA32 contributions
good paintings and carvings
Oct 2019 • Solo
entrance fee is 4 euro. huge cathedral with really good paintings. there are English brochures that explains technical details and painters and years for paintings.
Written October 20, 2019
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Alex450212
Southampton, UK304 contributions
Outstanding. If you only have time for one place, go here!
Oct 2019
Not much to add to previous reviews. It really is an astonishing place and much more interesting than Pilar. Excellent info pamphlet and backlit screens, albeit in Spanish, giving further details of each of the chapels, high altar etc. Even if you can't read Spanish you will be able to make out the date of the chapel, for example, and perhaps you may not find Spanish quite so difficult after all! The tapestry museum is worth a visit - you can either do this to gain a general impression (they really are very impressive) or go for broke and take in every detail from the audio guide, though you will need an hour plus for this. And all for 1 euro if you are retired.
Written October 4, 2019
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