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Address: C/ Cuchilleria, 95, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Phone Number: 34945255135
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Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region
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Restoring the splendor of the old cathedral

This 14th century cathedral is still under restoration work and the only way to visit is through a guided tour. I recommend booking it online if possible. There are three types of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Warsaw, Poland
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly the outside of this 14th century cathedral is covered by scaffolding while it is undergoing restoration so from the outside it is not particularly attractive, maybe the inside is better.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This 14th century cathedral is still under restoration work and the only way to visit is through a guided tour. I recommend booking it online if possible. There are three types of tours: cathedral; catheral and tower; cathedral and city walls. The first one costs EUR 8.50. In March they did not have a tour in English but we were... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This cathedral has been going through a much-lauded renovation for some time. The interior is basically restored and now they're working on some of the outside areas. Book a tour online - I recommend the Cathedral and Tower tour, as opposed to the Cathedral and Wall tour. The tour doesn't start in front of the cathedral - their tour office... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Had a guided tour of this amazing late 13th century cathedral as it has been under restoration for many years. the amazing efforts from the team working on the Cathedral is highly noticeable and you feel it in the passion of the guides and the people on site. we had a detailed tour via the base and saw the work... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Not only a beautiful cathedral, but a hotspot to understand the history of this marvelous city. Located in the old quarter, this cathedral is a gem to visitors and locals.

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Valencian Country, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The old cathedral of Vitoria is not a very special one arquitectonically speaking. Despite so, it is worth visiting because the visits (only guided, as the cathedral is still being refurnished) round about the process of construction and integration of the building in the city since the Middle Age. The visit comprise the basements, crypt, external walls and tower. And... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The excellent structure of the Cathedral De Santa Maria is to be seen to be believed.The ancient architecture is simply amazing , the long height of the ceiling ,the etched glass.The place transforms as you enter, its so mesmerising ....

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This cathedral is in Victoria Gasteiz. You are shown around the Gothic Cathedral which is currently being renovated. Our tour guide was excellent. You need to book ahead. Tours in English not a problem. A must when in Vitoria.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I joined the guided tour (8.5€) which put this into perspective. A beautiful cathedral. Still being restored. Costing over 2 million € over the last 10+years. The tour lasts just an hour but you get a good overall guide. I live near to Canterbury and this reminds me of the Cathedral.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Most of the church is under scaffoldings and since it's inside a crowded old city district, it's hard to see anything from outside. Unless you take the guided tour of the restoration works, there's nothing to do here. If you are a group you might even get one in English, be sure to register online to vote for the language.... More 

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