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Contact details

Calle Cuchillería 95-97
01001  Vitoria, Álava - Araba  (Basque Country)
visitas@catedralvitoria.com
www.catedralvitoria.com
Tel.:+34 945122160
Tel.:+34 945255135
Fax.:+34 945122160

Location

Autonomous region:
Basque Country

Province/Island:
Álava - Araba

Araba-Álava

Reservations

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Tel.: +34 945255135

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Description

Gothic-style church.

It is built on a previous construction dating from the 13th century, and has a doorway with interesting sculptures.

The Cathedral of Santa María originated as a church-fortress in the early 13th century. Construction was subsequently completed in the Gothic style in several stages throughout the 14th and 15th centuries. The cathedral is supported by enormous columns made totally convex by its weight, and a beautiful and fragile triforium. The cathedral can now be visited in a new and original way, as it is "open for repairs". The cathedral's unique Restoration Plan means visitors can see first hand how restoration work on the building is carried out. These works have been awarded the Europa Nostra Special Prize, granted by the European Union for conservation and improvements in cultural heritage sites.

Construction:
Cathedral

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
15th century

Setting:
San Pedro Church

Practical information

Schedule

Advance booking necessary.


Prices

General: €8,50
Reduced: €5,50
Children: €1
Between 6 12 years
Children: Admission free
Children under 6 years

Services

Guided tours

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