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Plaza del Buen Pastor, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a visit, people might say it’s just another church, but if in San Sebastián make a effort. The skill of the craftsmanship never ceases to amaze me.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful neo-Gothic cathedral in the middle of San Sebastian. Well worth a visit, entrance is free outside of service hours. This is best visited during the brighter hours of the day for best views and appreciating the glass.

Thank cliffordicus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You look down this street and this church beckons brilliance. It really is one of the coolest cathedrals and well worth a walk thru and a quick meditation. If you are really adventurous > go to mass in Basque!

Thank papag611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive architecture, beautiful place of worship. Regular daily masses, with schedule / language of service posted in the entrance. There is a clean, free public toilet on the left side of the church.

Thank Rndlgn
Reviewed 13 October 2018

There it was, tall Gothic lacy spires rising high into the air. It only took a glimpse for us to appreciate how significant and beautiful this church/cathedral truly was. Named "Buen Pastor" after the role Jesus played in laying down his life as a shepard...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Like many other reviewers have stated, the outside of this church is impressive. The inside is very austere, however, I find it less distracting and more conducive to contemplation and meditation. Worth a look.

Thank jpcck
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It's worth a visit if you only see the exterior of this very large church. The interior is less ornate but still worth popping in to take a look.

Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Overwhelming sounds from the organ. All the registers were pulled open. At least something to brighten up the dark and austere inside.

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A number of other reviewers have reported a similar impression, very impressive ornate exterior which is diminished by a rather austere interior. It was open and mass was on during my visit but it was not a church that I would suggest as a must...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Easy to find because Cathedral is so big and very beautiful. I did not have time to go inside. Lot of details at least outside of the building.

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