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SANTA MARIA DE VITORIA CATHEDRAL

The Reopening of Santa MarĂ­a De Vitoria Cathedral's Exterior Portals

SANTA MARIA DE VITORIA CATHEDRAL
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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BACKGROUND

Santa María de Vitoria Cathedral was built by King Alfonso VIII of Castile after the conquest of Vitoria in the second half of the 12th century. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2003, WMF contributed to the reopening of the three exterior portals of the cathedral, which had been sealed since the 18th century, the installation of a transparent gateway, and the monumental illumination of the portico. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Ayuntamiento of Vitoria-Gastélz devised an innovative fundraising mechanism consisting of a program of public access during restoration works titled Abierto por Obras or “Open for Restoration,” which proved to be a big success and has been replicated at other WMF projects, such as the Capitanes Generales Palace in Guatemala and the church of San Pedro Após (...)