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Don't be put off by the entrance fee as it comprises a really interesting museum as well as the cathedral itself.
The legend of Santo Domingo comes to life in here in a most unusual way! I thought I was hearing things!
We visited the town and cathedral. Well worth the 5€ each. Lots to look at. English language electronic signs at each point of interest. Don’t miss the stairs upwards to the look out and the defenses which appears to be in the old wall. Look...More
On Saturday, we had to be patient since there was a wedding and because of that the cathedra was closed till 3:00 pm. It is anyway worth the visit both the inside and getting to the tower which offers a nice view over the city.
This was our first visit to this medieval town on the Camino de Santiago in La Rioja. The Cathedral is famous for its tomb of Santo Domingo de la Calzada who built a bridge over the local river for pilgrims en route to Santiago. The...More
Construction was begun in 1158. Besides the bones of Santo Domingo in a very complex and ornate crypt, it has a live hen and rooster in a cage to commemorate one of Santo Domingo’s miracles. The then pope, Clemente VI had to give a special...More
The Cathedral of the Saviour of Santo Domingo de la Calzada is one of these highly personal, exuberant Spanish churches which are very wortwhile to visit. It is also an official stop on St. James Way and many pilgrims go to the ticket office to...More
the only cathedral allowed to have animals inside, the chicken to commemorate and explain the miracle of Santo Domingo. We took the organized tour included in the entry which takes place quite regularly. knowledgeable guide that will get more to the visit going back some...More
I'm not going to spoil i all but go check out the labour of love of St Domingo, formerly the hermit Dominic who spent his life establishing facilities to help pilgrims on thier way safely. Nowadays there is a museum,artwork and lots of interesting information...More