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“Small and easy to visit”
Review of Basilica Cathedral

Basilica Cathedral
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$62.50*
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City Tour of Salvador
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$137.50*
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Full-Day Historic City Tour of Salvador with Lunch
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$199.99*
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Private Guided Tour in Pelourinho
Ranked #30 of 256 things to do in Salvador
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
435 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Small and easy to visit”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Not a huge cathedral but astonishing for the gold shapes. There are often concerts or music playing and masses even in the middle of the afternoon on a week day. It feels very personal and not overwhelming like St Francis. It closes early I believe so best to go in the middle of the day.admire the ceiling....I have never seen guided vaults like the one in this cathedral.

Visited February 2014
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Marbella, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“nice church”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Nice church with lots of gold. Amazing details on statues. Very cheap to get a tour is open everyday. Worth to look around.

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quite remarkable”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

A very extravagent interior makes the church worth seeing. You can also explore a little museum area. Entry is cheap.

Visited January 2014
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paris
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“What a beauty”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I loved this place. The amount of gold used in the decoration is astonishing. The history behind it is amazing. Well Worth a visit. It's a shame the altar was being refurbished - we could see some of the oïl paintings on wood being stored in the back room. I was a little shocked that there was no further supervision with regards to the visitors - any fool could damage that place. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“The history in the historical Center”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

This cathedral is just perfect. It is in a very good shape and is open everyday (this is what the guide told me). Check the tube organ, on Sundays they have a concert. Very nice.

Visited June 2013
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