Catedral de la Asunción de Santander

Cathedral in Santander

Catedral De Santander
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The Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Santander or  Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady is a Gothic cathedral located in the city centre of Santander.

The cathedral is in two sections. The lower church,Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo, is from the early 13th century. The upper church is from the 14th and the cloister from the 15th, although they have been subsequently modified. The latter houses the tomb of Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo (1856–1912), who was a celebrated Santander-born intellectual.

Its building has three naves with four sections. The head has three polygonal chapels. As for the vault, it is ribbed with warheads on cruciform pillar columns. Its cloister is square with pointed arches. It has no decoration. Inside we can find the Mausoleum of Menéndez Pelayo, the work of Victorio Macho.

The fire of 1941 destroyed most of the building and it was rebuilt.

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Visiting Catedral de la Asunción de Santander


10am-1pm & 4.30-7pm Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm & 5-8pm Sat & Sun



Address: Catedral de Santander Calle Somorrostro, s/n 39002 Santander Cantabria Spain
Telephone: +34942226024
Duration: 20 minutes

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