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Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain
+34 941 34 00 33
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Wonderful place to visit.

This is one of the many history filled places to visit in the DR. Don't miss stopping in. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
eols
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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Astonishing

Very interesting building, I got impressed with the magnitude and the beauty of its chapel... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
thomasF807EH
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Montpellier, France
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Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, this Romanesque cathedral has a unique tradition of keeping live chickens in its interior to commemorate a local legend.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is one of the many history filled places to visit in the DR. Don't miss stopping in. It is just gorgeous!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Very interesting building, I got impressed with the magnitude and the beauty of its chapel. Deserves a visit between tapa and tapa.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

During our long journey around Spain we handed up in Santo Domingo De la calzada La Rioja and there we discovered this wonderful catedral. For 3 euros we stay a while to meditate on our great fortune!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The cathedral is the gem of this town. If you are a peregrino (pilgram traveling the Camino of Santiago) this is a lovely stop. There are several legends associated with this town and the cathedral. You will even find live rooster/ hens in the cathedral....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was an interesting cathedral to tour, something a little different! The chickens were an entertaining (and maybe a little distracting!) sideshow, and the legend behind them is compelling! The story of Santo Domingo and his devotion to the Camino pilgrims is an interesting one....More

Thank AllAtOnce
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Don't know what to add that hasn't already been said.If you are doing the Camino, however, this is a required stop just for the story and representations of Santo Domingo. Not enough raves about the tower-DO IT-the views are breathtaking. These are sacred places and...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Off the typical tourist path in Spain but worth the visit to this unique Cathedral. You can also climb up the stairs to the roof of the church for a lovely view. Roosters/hens alive in the church, chirping away, Read up on the legend of...More

Thank Debbybcn
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Following a visit to the information centre where we learnt about the miracle of the chickens and the hanging boy it is essential to visit the cathedral to see the tomb of Santo Domingo and also the chickens and part of the gallows. A fascinating...More

Thank djspain
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We arrived at the cathedral when a mass was in progress, so we were not able to view the central part of the building. However, there was much to see in the chapels around the outer part of the building, including relics, paintings and sculpture....More

Thank Aussielins
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We could not work out why there were cockerels and hens celebrated around the town and then we visited the Cathedral (3ey to get in)...now we know the story and you have to go there to learn more too. Very ornate and elaborate site for...More

Thank Gary S
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