Built in the 19th century and opened in 1897, its ogival arch style takes its inspiration from medieval churches in Germany and France. Proof of this inspiration is the sharp needle crowning the church and earning it the title of “tallest building in San Sebastián”.
Particularly notable on its main facade is “The Cross of Peace”, work of the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It 1.915 m2 makes the Buen Pastor the biggest religious building in the city. The Cathedral was built with slate and stone from Monte Igeldo.