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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

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Address: Plaza de Alfonso II El Casto, 33003, Oviedo, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 985 22 10 33

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fabulous altar and statues

The cathedral was very quiet and atmospheric when I visit. You can do a self-guided tour and I didn't have time to look at all the things in the museum, cloisters and romanesque... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Northern Italy
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is always closed, it opens only few hours per day and closes very early (at 5/5.30 pm) so when Spanish end their lunch. Outside is very nice.

Thank Remediator
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral was very quiet and atmospheric when I visit. You can do a self-guided tour and I didn't have time to look at all the things in the museum, cloisters and romanesque chapel are well worth a vist.

Thank chgLondon48
Rendon, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Only one reviewer has discussed the most important display to be found here. There is a shroud, that is purported to be from Christ's crucifixion. You can see the stains that were caused by the shroud being placed on the Savior's face. You will learn that they have made the comparison to the Shroud of a Turin and there are... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have visited this splendid city many times and it seems to get more beautiful with every visit, especially now that many buildings have been restored and the centre made pedestrian only. The cathedral is one of the most spectacular and beautiful buildings of the city, and sets off the huge square that is so often full of people and... More 

Thank RaphaelTobias
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Oviedo for almost four years now, and I still gaze up at the cathedral every time I walk by. It is so impressive and beautiful, it's one of my favorites in Spain. The inside is wonderful as well. I took a tour a few years ago, I think you have to pay now, but it's worth it.... More 

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New York City, New York
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I thought that overall this cathedral was average (there are so many in Spain...) but what was unique was the number of different parts of the grounds that you have access to. It felt like a thorough visit.

Thank LolaBarr
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place but entry is not free. Pilgrims pay €4.0. Entry should be complementary to pilgrims buying the passport.

Thank OntotheFuture
Eye, United Kingdom
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596 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A visit for a senior is five Euros; this includes the most comprehensive audio guide I've ever come across, covering the cathedral, museum, cloister in great detail. So much so, that your eyes would be glazing over well before each number finished. Having said that, you can move on when you want and there is some charming religious background music... More 

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boston, ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautifully restored gothic Cathedral with lots of baroque decorative features. The self-guided audio tour is very well done. My favorite part of the building is the reconstructed cloister. Well worth a visit.

Thank fontenot
Cordoba, Mexico
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It is a worthwhile visit for folks interested in architecture and history. This Cathedral has a close relationship to eh history of Asturias and of Spain. The Holy Chamber (Cámara Santa) inside the cathedral holds the most precious treasures and relics of the lands. It has a nice museum

Thank Baltasar S

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