Contact details

Plaza del Buen Pastor s/n
20005  San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa  (Basque Country)
Tel.:+34 943455123
Tel.:+34 943464516



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Church dedicated to the Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd)

This church is the city’s largest, built in neo-Gothic style.

It is located on Ensanche de Amara, and is the work of Basque architect Manuel de Echave. The church covers an area of 1,915 square metres and was inaugurated in 1897. It was designated cathedral in 1953. It has a symmetrical, rectangular floor plan, in Latin cross formation with three naves, transept and presbytery. It is built in sandstone from the Monte Igueldo quarries and has a wealth of decorative elements such as stained glass windows (by Juan Bautista Lázaro), gargoyles, pinnacles, etc. Inside there is a very spacious crypt, while outside, its tower measures 75 metres in height, built by Ramón Cortázar. The high altar is dedicated to the Buen Pastor. It is home to statues of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Antonio, Santa Teresa and the Sagrado Corazón.

  • Construction: Cathedral
  • Artistic period: Neo-Gothic
  • Historic period: 19th century
  • Setting: Santa María and San Vicente Churches. San Telmo Museum, an old Dominican convent.

Practical information


  • From Monday to Sunday From 08:30 to 12:30 From 17:00 to 20:00


  • Admission free


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