Buen Pastor Cathedral, San Sebastian - Donostia

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The largest religious structure in San Sebastian, Buen Pastor Cathedral remains one of the country's finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture. Designed by architect Manuel de Echave and finished in 1897, the commanding sandstone building features a rectangular floor plan with three naves. In addition to ornamental gargoyles and pinnacles, the cathedral's notable decorative elements include large stained-glass windows with images of the 12 apostles. Its main tower rises to a height of 75 m (245 ft), and the church covers a total of 1,900 sq m (20,500 sq ft). Step inside to see the impressive organ; with over 9,500 pipes, it is one of the largest such instruments ever built in Europe. To visit Buen Pastor Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in San Sebastian - Donostia, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Sebastian - Donostia journey planner.
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  • As we were wandering around the town we saw this beautiful church. Unfortunately the front was covered in scaffolding but was very impressive non the less.  more »
  • I attended mass several times at this majestic cathedral and loved feeling a part of the locals. The cathedral’s history is impeccable, and stained glass windows and beautiful side altars well worth.....  more »
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