Catedral de la Asunción

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Catedral de la Asunción information

Santander , Spain
Street Plaza del Obispo José Eguino y Trecu
Opening hours
upper church 10am-1pm & 4.30-7.30pm, Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo 8.30am-1pm & 5-8pm
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Santander's cathedral is composed of two Gothic churches, one above the other. The 14th-century upper church , off which is a 15th-century cloister, was extensively rebuilt after a 1941 fire. In the lower, 13th-century Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo , glass floors reveal excavated bits of Roman Santander. Displayed nearby are silver vessels containing the skulls of the early Christian martyrs San Emeterio and San Celedonio, Santander's patron saints.