Buen Pastor Cathedral

Buen Pastor Cathedral

Art & Culture

Cultural Heritage

Buen Pastor Cathedral is the biggest religious building in San Sebastián occupying a prominent complex in the centre of the city together with the Koldo Mitxelena Cultural Centre and the post office.

Its 75-metre high tower rises in the shape of a needle that can be seen from almost every part of the city.

The Neo-Gothic cathedral was built by architect Manuel Echave and opened in 1897. It has a ground and symmetric plan in the shape of Latin cross and consists of three naves, transept and a presbytery. It was built in sandstone ashlars from Igeldo quarry like many of the city buildings.

The cathedral has numerous decorative elements such as stained glass windowsgargoyles, pinnacles, and so on.

Information of interest

Type of resources
Religious buildings
Monument type


Plaza del Buen Pastor, s/n - 20005 Donostia / San Sebastián
Artistic style
19th century
Opening hours

Open every day 8am - 12pm and 5pm - 8pm.


  • Parking
  • Conference Hall
  • Guided visit