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One of the most important tourist attractions is this impressive cathedral, which is built on sacred ground.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria (The Cathedral of Santa María)

The cathedral of Pamplona.

In the Roman settlement that gave rise to Pamplona, stands one of the most emblematic monuments of the city: the 'Catedral de Santa María', which was already considered as holy land long before. King Carlos III ‘the Noble’ ordered the construction of a large cathedral that would imitate the European Gothic style and so it was built during the 14th century. It has Gothic cloisters and an apse with ambulatory (a space that allows the movement of believers without agglomerations), as it formed part of the pilgrimage churches of the 'Camino de Santiago' (St. James's Way). The facade, which was restored during the 18th century, follows a neoclassical style that has nothing to do with its Gothic interior. The 'Catedral de Santa María' houses several relics, including the buried bodies of kings and princes plus the remains of a Romanesque crypt, which is older than this cathedral.



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