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“On a quiet day”

Cathedral of Zamora
Ranked #3 of 57 things to do in Zamora
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Pau, France
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“On a quiet day”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

4 euros entrance for cathedral without extra museum
Included hand set with good commentary. Frsutratlingly as usual loads about the religious bits but the actual architecture and wooden carved chairs /doors etc don't get a mention hardly. Don't miss the tapestry rooms on the upper floor

Visited November 2013
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Lisboa
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“ZAMORA CATHEDRAL”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Wonderful building with its giant "dome." But best of all are the extraordinary tapestries on the upper floor of the museum. These medieval Flemish treasures show scenes from the Trojan War, scenes in the life of the founder of the Tarquin dynasty in early Rome plus scenes from the Jesus miracle of the olive garden. I saw them first some 20 years or more ago when they appeared much darker. Now after an enormous restoration, they are sensational in colour, vibrancy and in their communication of what contemporary people looked and dressed like. Just watch, too, the ornate dressing of the war horses. Not to be missed in a million years.

Visited September 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Good cathedral, but excellent tapestries”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

The cathedral is rather nice, with a fantastic dome (looks great from the outside and reminds me of various Byzantine church domes). There are some excellent choir stalls, with good carvings (some are described as 'earthy', which I think is a polite way of saying they depict a more realistic view of life and love....

There's the usual assortment of religious arts and over the top altarpieces, but the standout of this cathedral is the attached museum that has several tapestries in it. They are Flemish and show scenes from the Trojan War, the life of Hannibal and the life of Traquin, a king of Rome. They are absolutely brilliant and worth the entrance fee all by themselves. You could easily spend an age looking at every detail and still miss something.

One thing to bear in mind is that you need to hang on to the audio guide when you leave the cathedral and go into the museum. It isn't obvious, but you need it to learn all about the tapestries - as I said, there's a lot of detail and the audio guide is invaluable for this part of the visit. So, with the amazing dome and the tapestries, this really is worth visiting.

Visited August 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful relic of the Middle Ages”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This old cathedral is really beautifully restored and is well worth the 2 Euros entrance charge (for pensioners.)

Visited May 2013
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Estepona, Spain
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“Another Cathedral”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Lovely well maintained cathedral, worth to have a look inside. Nicely situated oposite the Castel in the SE corner of Zamora overlooking the river Duero.

Visited April 2013
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