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“Astonishing Neogothic Wonder!”

Catedral de Santa Maria
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US$105.71*
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Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I went to this immensely piece of arquitecture yesterday afternoon.
Before going in, i visited the facades and all its macabre and dantesque carved creatures. I love the gothic style and i really recommend visiting this cathedral.
First of all it's gigantic and it houses the Sacred Art Museum, second it's free, all of it (cathedral, museum and crypt). You heard me! IT even as this vampiric-like crypt, which opens at 7h15 pm, and holds a mess at 7h30, so be sure to be there before the mess so you can visit the crypt without its religious affairs.
Also, if you'r a fan of tomb raider or davinci code you'll be very amused, since there are a few intriguing objects..

Thank interzone
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Last week, I visited Saint Mary’s cathedral, in Vitoria, with a group of friends. We come from Navarre so our native language is Spanish. However, we did a guided tour in English as it was necessary for a school project. We didn’t expect it to be so easy to understand but it actually was thanks to our guide, who was a fluent English speaker whose clear explanations made the visit very enriching.
At the end of the visit, we saw a presentation about how the Cathedral was painted in different ages. This was one of the most interesting and memorable parts.
It was amazing to be able to see and understand how the reconstruction is being made by walking through the foundations, walls and stained glasses.
If any of you is planning on doing a trip like this, we absolutely recommend it because it taught us how life was before and now, and how the cathedral was influenced by all of this changes. Its evolution is surprisingly amazing. We can’t wait for its reconstruction to be finished to go back to the beautiful city of Vitoria and visit it again.

Thank Esperanza G
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This tour came highly recommended to us. We are so happy we went! The 1.5 hour tour took us through the entire church and we learned all about it's history as well as the renovation history which is quite impressive. Definitely worth the trip and they can accommodate most languages.

Thank tetonkate
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I din't expect to be like this, the guide also was brilliant and she told us all the interesting info about this landamark. After visiting the inside, we also went to the top of the cathedral, from where we could see the city overview. I totally recommend the guided visit!!!

Thank Pipi P
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We came across the cathedral first after a walk from the bus station. A tour in Spanish had just started and we were invited to join (tour and tower €10.50 .the cathedral is under renovation still so a hard hat was required for some of the visit, we were given audios in English that were very good , loads of good information. Please be careful if you have a fear of heights or at all claustrophobic this may not be for you , as you go underground and up high (not really that high but having been in the Great Pyramid and other places including the crown of the Statue of Liberty) even I had to concentrate when navigating the narrow passage of the tower. There are lots of info points to read and the tour finishes with a look back at the renovations, very glad to see this building is now structurally safe. A different visit.

Thank KLBOS
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