Catedral de Pamplona
Catedral de Pamplona
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carmelannd2016
Waterford, Ireland222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Extremely beautiful. Several different chapels with lifelike statues around the periphery . It’s very ornate and gold abounds. Mass was in full swing at my visit and the organ playing was beautiful. Very detailed stone carvings adorn the front entrance
Written October 30, 2021
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explore_with_may
Philippines949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Gothic cathedral built during the 14th and 15th c. over the remains of a Romanesque church that had collapsed but archaeological investigations have found that it was built over a Roman capitol. Beautiful interiors housing the mausoleum of Carlos III el Noble and his wife Leonor de Trastámara and magnificent cloisters built between 1286 and 1472 -- it is one the very few intact cloisters of this quality to be found in Europe. Entrance fee is EUR 3.
Written June 18, 2022
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Cathedral of Santa Maria de Pamplona is a Catholic temple in the city of Pamplona (Community Foral of Navarra, Spain). It is one of the most complete architectural complexes for presenting in addition to the usual ones in other cathedrals such as church, cloister, chapter and sacristy, it has an ashlar, refectory and dormitory; which are more typical of monasteries. The estancias are from different periods and styles, predominantly Gothic between the 14th and 16th centuries.
It is situated on the site occupied by the Romanesque cathedral.
Written July 17, 2022
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ken M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
As a last minute thing we popped into the cathedral... glad we did.
Totally worth the time....really innovative method of display using mixed media (sound, light, carvings etc).

We weren't expecting lot and we loved it. Don't miss the cloisters as they were best part.
Written January 8, 2023
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John G
Cootehill, Ireland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
The San Marina Catedral of Pamplona is a wonderful, historic and consuming attraction wit lots of variation, art, history and religious iconography and sacramental architecture both Gothic and Romanesque.

A must see when visiting Pamplona. Go with the intent to spend at least 1hour, maybe 2. €5 admission
Written July 27, 2023
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Celeste
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the cathedral. They were extremely kind and helpful. Additionally, the first 20 people to ask in the morning can go up to the bell tower. I thought this was an awesome opportunity and has gorgeous views of the city!
Written October 19, 2022
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
The present Gotic cathedral was build in th 14C an 15C. I think it is a really breathtaking room in an impressive Building. Remember to visit the cloisters.
Written September 29, 2014
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Road35759
Albany, NY6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The cathedral is tucked away off of the main rd Pasea de Hemingway. Go to Plaza de Toros then follow signs to the cathedral-most likely you will get a little lost as we did. The sts become narrow and the signs leading to the cathedral seem to cease. Many of the rds were closed due to construction when we were there (June 2004). The courtyard is decieving. It does not appear to be a church at all. Once inside you walk arounf the square. The detail and craftmenship is amazing. Inside the church itself the most sought after sight is the tomb of Carlos III and his wife Dona Leonor. The church is beautiful despite its dark gloominess. This is one cathedral that lacks light.
Written July 29, 2004
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ben795
Medford, MA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2010
Pamplona, Navarra Spain is such an interesting city. The Old City is amazing to just stroll around the winding, narrow streets. The old architecture and the people just bring you back in time. The history surrounding these ancient pathways along the Camino Santiago, are so interesting. The people are friendly, and live an easy going, laid back lifestyle (including afternoon siesta!) One "must see" is the Pamplona Cathdral. They were doing some archeological excavation in the central Cloister when I visited. I could walk right up, and peek into the petrified remains in ancient burial vaults of clergy and Spanish Royalty buried there back in the early 14th century. Amazing architecture, as there is all over Spain. Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, every type of building design and style imaginable.. The religious sculptures, carvings and paintings will amaze you. Everthing is so well maintained and preserved for being 700+ or 800+ years old. (and even older!) I thought of how King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella back in the late 1400s may have walked the same steps as I was when I visited this gorgeous place. Go to the Cathedral!! its beautiful.
Written June 2, 2011
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Founder of the HBS Wine & Cuisine Societ
El Paso, TX3,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
There is a fee of €5 which is reduced to €3 if you are a pilgrim. This is not the most exciting of Spain’s incredible cathedrals but there is a interesting museum that explains the history of the cathedral right back to pre-Christian times. The cloisters are also stunningly beautiful.

The Pamplona Cathedral is called “Santa Maria la Real” is built on an archeological site of the Roman Pompaelo. Some excavations in 1994 revealed streets and building from the 1st century BC. It is a Roman Catholic Church in the archdiocese of Pamplona. It has a Gothic structure that was built in the 14th and 15th centuries over a place where there was a Romanesque church. That church collapsed in 1390 and the construction of a Gothic church replacing it started four years later. The Neoclassical facade was designed in 1783 by Ventura Rodriguez. So there is definitely a lot of historical facts that one can gather inside the cathedral.

Point of interest to us was the Chapel of San Juan Bautista where there is a crucifixion that dates back to the 16th century.

Overall well worth your time and money.
Written August 30, 2018
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