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Address: Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
Phone Number: 942-22-60-24
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A very interesting sight to see in Santander

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
Naomi Beth M
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Valladolid, Spain
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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128 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Antwerp
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147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank edhimal
Santander, Spain
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Thank Emilyjcr
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64 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Naomi Beth M
Geneva, Switzerland
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

there is not really a lot to see in santander in general, the cathedral is not any exception. You get a handful of altars, a crypt which doesn't seem to be old and a cloister, but that's it. Santander would be rather the place to go for food (which almost always includes meat, so not for vegetarians) or the beach

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Thank Matthias W
Stafford, united kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Lovely cathederal, well worth a visit as it is only one euro admission for adults and free for children

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

At least in comparison with some great Spanish cathedrals of Burgos, Toledo or Leon. Consists of 2 parts. The lower and older church, now the crypt, called Church of the Christ is more atmosperic. Main Gothic church was built in 13th century being renovated and extended throughout later centuries. Heavily damaged by a fire in 1941, it was reconstructed and... More 

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Thank KrisD_pl
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Close to the harbor in the center of center is this monument. Once inside it is surprisingly humble and smaller than expected. But watch all crafted details and the glass windows on the floor showing old remainings

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Magnificent , really beautiful . We visited after mass And there were young girls getting ready for First Communion. Families with parents, grandparents really Excited waiting for mass to start.

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