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Lovely wood carvings

A relatively large cathedral for a small town. Not too ornate, compared with some cathedrals we... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Benno Z
Large but unassuming

Larger than you might expect for a small-ish town such as M do Douro. In a quiet quarter of the... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
Jonathan H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 Aug 2018
“Lovely wood carvings”
20 Sep 2018
“Keep quiet”
Largo da Se, Miranda do Douro 5210-184, Portugal
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A huge impressive building but I thought pretty unspectacular, maybe my expectations were too high! There are better examples eg at lapa ...

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

A relatively large cathedral for a small town. Not too ornate, compared with some cathedrals we have seen in Spain. It contains some beautiful wood carved altar pieces and painted wood panelling. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area. There is parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Benno Z
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Larger than you might expect for a small-ish town such as M do Douro. In a quiet quarter of the town where the narrow roads widen a little.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Wonderful to walk around on a sunny evening. Swallows flying around. In old town well worth a wander for some geeat photos.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank fishmagic
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The cathedral in Miranda do Douro dates from the 16th century and is surprisingly large and opulent for a place that is today a bit of a sleepy backwater. But when the cathedral was built Miranda was a much more important city. The cathedral is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

this whole area is beautiful . It is a large nature reserve so plenty of bird watching and river views.i big thing to note is the time difference f you are visiting from Spain and crossing the river to sight see . Check if your...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank sandra523
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The Cathedral is very old. It is surrounded with a nice park and as magnificent views. Inside it has a unique statue of baby Jesus with a top hat (Menino Jesus da cartolinha), that is object of devotion for many people people and said to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Manzarra
Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you stop in Miranda you should visit its Cathedral. The interior is nice and luminous, with a small figure of baby Jesus (Menino Jesus da Cartolinha) with all his dressings, and a massive organ over the entrance, as interesting points. Also spend some time...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank JesLon
Reviewed August 14, 2015

A cathedral that is still a working church but is no longer the home to an archbishop, the role having been taken further north by a more prosperous town. But some very interesting insights as to how cliff top castles and cathedrals were places of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank coshaw
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Menino Jesus da Cartolinha is unique in the world. Do not miss it!! This is a nice cathedral and with a nice view to the river

Date of experience: May 2014
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