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Address: Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
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Entering the Cathedral through its delightful cloisters one enters a building whose simplicity belies a considerable history as an abbey upgraded to Cathedral status recently... read more

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107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entering the Cathedral through its delightful cloisters one enters a building whose simplicity belies a considerable history as an abbey upgraded to Cathedral status recently. Well worth a visit.

Thank KeithandMaggie
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Smaller than some cathedrals and not as lavish inside but well kept and maintained. Not one of must see cathedrals but worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank Tom H
Miami Springs, Florida
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Arrived on a Sunday while mass was going on and were told we couldn't enter. However, when we told them that we wanted to listen to mass they let us in.

Thank lcuervo
Leeds, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

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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813 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 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.

Thank areview28
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173 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 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.

Thank Rickcs
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Iván V
Valladolid, Spain
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cali_rose55
Northampton, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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.

Thank John-frae-Banff

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