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Cathedral of Zamora

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Address: Plaza de la Catedral, S/N, 49001, Zamora, Spain
Phone Number: +34 980 53 06 44
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Like many cathedrals this place was a cool escape from the hot summer day. We felt the exterior was more memorable but still worthy of a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing place . Overwhelming with beauty and a wonderful feeling of God . Made me feel very speechless and with tears of being overwhelmed . Please visit this amazing place ❤️

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many cathedrals this place was a cool escape from the hot summer day. We felt the exterior was more memorable but still worthy of a visit.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Cathedral of Zamora is considered as one of the most important examples of the Romanesque architecture in Spain, and has been erected in between the years 1151 and 1174. He remains in between the old city walls of Zamora, a very nice example of fine architecture. You have to get a list with the opening hours at the Tourist... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Cathedral is rather dull on the inside, though impressive from outside. The highlight is the medieval tapestries of Greek legends on the second floor above the courtyard. Take care to study them. The individual characters' names are on each tapestry to help you understand the stories they tell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I fully expected to walk into one of the typical cathedrals of Europe with a high vaulted ceiling, a long nave and stained glass windows along the sides. I found instead a very compact and delightful cathedral that was welcoming rather than overwhelming. Aided by a listening device, every visitor is able to discover the features of this ancient house... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The cathedral has a most unusual Byzantine style dome worth capturing on camera. Within there are some splendid paintings and sculptures. One should not miss the wonderful tapestries which a very well preserved and most colourful.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

famous for its byzantibe style dome. The Museum is located in the northern cathedral cloister with jewelry paintings and sculptures of great quality.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The cathedral houses a museum with religious silverware used in the Catholic mass. If you like you will be impressed by the enormous monstrans which looks like a gothic skyscraper in gold, silver and brass plus precious stones. But to me the biggest surprise were the tapestries upstairs. Bright colours, very well preserved and lively depictions of heroes from the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

For a relatively small city, this cathedral is a real gem. We were surprised by just how lovely it was. Inside the architecture and art are wonderful, and there is also a collection of tapestries which are well worth seeing, although you do have to pay for this. The overall impression is one of peacefulness, with a great feeling of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The best time to visit around sun set, the walk from Santa Clara all the way to the Cathedral is beautiful, with all the locals doing the walk all dressed up it's like an informal fashion show. when you arrive to the cathedral you can see a lot of work has been done to rejuvenate the area and preserve it,... More 

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