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Cathedral of Jaca

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Address: Plaza San Pedro 1, 22700, Jaca, Spain
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+34 974 36 21 85
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08:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 13:30
16:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This was Spain's first Romanesque cathedral.

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For this small city it is a very nice and interesting Cathedral. And the first time you come inside and have a nice, fresh smell. The Cathedral is free of entrance and worth to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For this small city it is a very nice and interesting Cathedral. And the first time you come inside and have a nice, fresh smell. The Cathedral is free of entrance and worth to visit. And outside the church you will find plenty of nice bars to enjoy the day and your lifetime.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A clear reference of all the arquitectonic styles of the area, the cathedral took many years to be done so you can se a mix and influences of all the arquitects and styles that influenced Jaca and Aragon in the Medieval Ages.

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Javea, Spain
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is worth visiting this very old and surprisingly small cathedral. The main problem is that most of the interior is in darkness unless someone pays €1 to turn on the lights and then only a small area is lit up. It is interesting both inside and out but is not one that has sufficient to necessitate a long visit,... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have been already thinking, that the cathedral must be extremely high, big and robust, but the Jaca one is nearly to miss it. It was constructed in 11 century and with Loarre Castle can give quite unexpected positive surprise of Romanesque architecture. The Alabaster in the windows, extremely good conditions. You can miss some monks only, to fulfil the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Being 10th C in these parts, this cathedral was used as a model for many others. Romanesque basically means that the arches are semi-circular, so walls are massive to support the weight - the kind of thing you see in Norman castles in England. This cathedral has later additions, which are Gothic - pointy arches - which are often more... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is one of the oldest Romanesque cathedrals in Spain. Yet, only parts of the current structure are the original since additions were made throughout the centuries all the way to the 18th. so many styles can be detected in regular visit, good for educational purposes of European church design. To get the benefit of a visit placing an euro... More 

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Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral with all styles from Roman to Gothic to Baroque incorporated in one building. To really see some of the interior, pay an euro to put on the lights.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I understand this to be the oldest Romanesque Cathedral in spain. Very little interior light. Narrow, alabaster windows. Easy to imagine spain 800 years ago in this setting. Very simple interior, Very different from the more ornate later Spanish cathedrals. an interesting half hour.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Not only did we visit the Cathedral we got the history to go with it. Then we stepped out into the festival complete with Giants. Wonderful

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Pau, France
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Just pop in, it is on the pilgrim trail. Interesting history. Just be aware it closes for spanish lunch time.

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