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Cathedral Santander

Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 60 24
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Santander, 39002 Santander, Spain
+34 942 22 60 24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful Cathedral in this wonderful Spanish city of Santander. Could not go inside as it was closed. However it is really impressive.

Thank mackiandrade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to the cathedral left me feeling cold but I suppose that perfect for those who wish to worship without any distractions.

Thank BlaydonBlunderer
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is above the old church. I suggest going to both. Cuz I'm a sucker gor older, more rustic things I loved the old church more. It even smelled old. Very low, romanesque ceilings. But yes, the cathedral- they require a euro for entry....More

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Some of the signs are interesting but the entry price was a bit steep. The internal plaza was pretty.

Thank James w
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Apart from the paintings the best part is if you look up at the ceiling the woodwork is in the shape of an upturned boat which reflects the nature of Santander as a fishing port.

Thank nmph2017
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The parish church is underneath the actual cathedral and we almost made the mistake of missing the real cathedral. Well worth seeing. One of the points in Santander on the Pilgrims Way to Santiago de Compostela

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Our visit last year didn't include the cathedral as it was closed. Not signage as such indicating an entrance but one found a very pleasant young man greeted us. Only €1 entrance. Information in Spanish but if you have an I phone with qr reader...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lovely old building but all of the history is in Spanish so bring your translator with you and check out the times for visiting as services/confessions are still offered.

Thank Tina m
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Not your standard cathedral. Beautiful on the outside but don't expect that 'vastness' when you walk in. I think my kitchen is bigger lol Not something to interrupt your visit to see, although it was very peaceful and the singing was beautiful

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Entering the Cathedral through its delightful cloisters one enters a building whose simplicity belies a considerable history as an abbey upgraded to Cathedral status recently. Well worth a visit.

Thank KeithandMaggie
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