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Cathedral of Jaca

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Address: Plaza San Pedro, 1, 22700, Jaca, Spain
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8:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description:

This was Spain's first Romanesque cathedral.

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Beautiful cathedral with all styles from Roman to Gothic to Baroque incorporated in one building. To really see some of the interior, pay an euro to put on the lights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tuanpeki
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Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral with all styles from Roman to Gothic to Baroque incorporated in one building. To really see some of the interior, pay an euro to put on the lights.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand this to be the oldest Romanesque Cathedral in spain. Very little interior light. Narrow, alabaster windows. Easy to imagine spain 800 years ago in this setting. Very simple interior, Very different from the more ornate later Spanish cathedrals. an interesting half hour.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only did we visit the Cathedral we got the history to go with it. Then we stepped out into the festival complete with Giants. Wonderful

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Pau, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just pop in, it is on the pilgrim trail. Interesting history. Just be aware it closes for spanish lunch time.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This really is a rather impressive cathedral. Huge amounts of religious imagery, albeit that the designs aren't exactly subtle, but if that's what the faithful want, then that is what they should have. Previous reviewers have criticised the fact that you have to pay to illuminate parts of the church, and although I tend to agree with that criticism, I'll... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It is indeed a peculiar small cathedral with very rare and artistic praying paintings and altars. It is a pity that you have to put some coins to get it illuminated because the golden porticos are quite interesting and unique. Do not miss the Museum inside because there are XII, XIII and XIV centuries paintings taken from other churches and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

No stop over to Jaca should be without a walk by and a view of the cathedral. The building is both impressive and very old. Jaca has huge history from the war in 1800 so well worth a visit. 😊

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral with so much history. There was a rosary going on in the background during our visit, and it seemed like a large crowd attending. It was very soothing to enter the cathedral with so much going on but at the same time very peaceful.

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N Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Impressive well maintained example of Romanesque (Norman) architecture. I was particularly fascinated by the alabaster windows in place of glass giving the interior an eerie quality. A Euro coin pays for about 4 minutes illumination of the altar and its frescoes but entry is free and it costs a fortune to maintain so who's complaining? Not me, I usua make... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's one of the least interesting cathedrals in the region and you have to pay for the light inside: completely dark otherwise. Scandelous.

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