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Address: Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 942-22-60-24
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unexpected find in a quite modern looking port town

the cathedral has a small garden surrounded by cloisters with benches where you can sit. I does look a bit like a fortress from certain angles. It is very serene inside. Dont be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
mike f
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the cathedral has a small garden surrounded by cloisters with benches where you can sit. I does look a bit like a fortress from certain angles. It is very serene inside. Dont be put off by the fierce sounding security lady with the truncheon, she is just directing visitors during services inside.

Thank mike f
Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Santander Cathedral is a pleasant place with fairly simple decor as cathedrals go in Spain and a nice cloister. It really isn't a top tier place to visit. I'd prioritize other sites. Admission is 1 Euro.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking a group of friends to visit, a wedding was in progress after which the Cathedral was closed. Mass was in progress in the undercroft after which the gates, again were firmly closed. A must-see for me, access is not reliable.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

nice area to sit and have a drink and something to eat, we have had breakfast there in the past and really enjoyed it. Having said this, the recent evening meal we had here was not so good, the service was really slow because it was very busy and seemed well under staffed, we sat outside and had to wait... More 

Thank mrfjb
Santander, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The church has a cloister where you can go inside the gothic cathedral which is in the upside of the building and which is regular. It is possible to visit the tower where you can finde a little museum and see the mechanism of the clock and the views are nice. But the place that you can't miss is the... More 

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Valladolid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

After being brusquely escorted from the cathedral because it was closing, we decided to visit the following day. The Chapel was very dark and difficult to see, the cathedral charges €1 for entry, which is collected by another brusque employee. I wouldn't recommend this sight due to the main focus on financial gain and not the historical significance. The building... More 

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Northampton, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Whilst not as stunning as many Spanish cathedrals from the exterior and also not as lavishly decorated, Cathedral Santander is an understated gem and its cloisters are absolutely lovely. Certainly well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Very friendly reception. Very friendly people inside. A local woman explained us the history of the cathedral. But in Spain you will find cathedrals that are more spectacular, impressive. The courtyard was nice, but again, nothing spectacular.

Thank edhimal
Santander, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

An amazing building with Roman remains that can be visited. The cloisters are well-. worth visiting too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Cathedral is a beautiful building in the centre of Santander. The courtyard is delightful and contains some historic artefacts. The interior of the Cathedral is simple but beautiful, a lovely quiet and cool spot in the city to sit and reflect for a while. The entrance fee is 1 euro per person, and is certainly worth it!

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