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Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

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famous Cathedral on the St James Way incl museum

The Cathedral is interesting, especially concernin the story of the cock and the hen, but there is... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Franco F
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Frankfurt, Germany
More than the cathedral

I am a bit averse to paying to go into churches - you do pay a small entrance fee but this does... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
patrm14
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London
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Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this Romanesque cathedral has a unique tradition of keeping live chickens in its interior to commemorate a local legend.
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Cathedral is interesting, especially concernin the story of the cock and the hen, but there is more to discover and there is also the separate museum worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Franco F
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I am a bit averse to paying to go into churches - you do pay a small entrance fee but this does include a museum as well which was more than worth a look. In any case, these ancient churches do probably need every penny....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

If you can get to the Rioja Region and can tear yourself away from all the wine tasting, spare a couple of hours for a visit to Santo Domingo. The town has enough of interest to make a wander around pleasing, but don't begrudge the...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We have traveled extensively in Spain and never get tired of visiting the amazing churches. We were staying in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and the desk clerk at our parador said we had to see the cathedral. Every little town is proud of their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

We didn't have plans to stop in Santo Domingo de la Calzada but decided to when we were looking for a way to break up the drive. I'm so glad we visited the cathedral as it was a beautiful building. We didn't tour the inside...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Last month, my wife and I visited this Cathedral, this was our second time in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Prior to our arrival, we had booked a private guided tour, and we were diligent reconfirming our booking a few days ahead. At the hour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is one of the many history filled places to visit in the DR. Don't miss stopping in. It is just gorgeous!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Very interesting building, I got impressed with the magnitude and the beauty of its chapel. Deserves a visit between tapa and tapa.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

During our long journey around Spain we handed up in Santo Domingo De la calzada La Rioja and there we discovered this wonderful catedral. For 3 euros we stay a while to meditate on our great fortune!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Adriana B
Reviewed August 9, 2017

The cathedral is the gem of this town. If you are a peregrino (pilgram traveling the Camino of Santiago) this is a lovely stop. There are several legends associated with this town and the cathedral. You will even find live rooster/ hens in the cathedral....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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