Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela

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  • Address: Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna, Spain
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-981583548
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Cathedral

Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela - Review

It is one of the finest examples of Romanesque art in Spain. The church was build just above the tomb of St. James (that was discovered in 819 AD). The construction of this church began in 1060 in the reign of Alfonso VI and was completed in 1211. With the passing times, various elements were added leading to a dramatic change of the exterior in the 16th -18th century. So, in the architectural design of the exterior portion you get to see Baroque style while the interior still retains its Romanesque art form.

Significant features of the cathedral is the facade. Its architectural work is the extended composition on the Plaza del Obradoiro; the entrance has the famous Portico de la Gloria, carved by Maestro Mateo (in 1188) and is a finest example of medieval art; the museum that’s tells you about Santiago and a library.

Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Information

  • Special visit guided tour includes a tour of the rooms and deposits Archive-Library (Also the Chapter House and the old Chapter Library), Codex Calixtino, Tumbo A and Breviary Miranda.
  • Guided tour (of special visit) continues for 1 hour.
  • Educational visit our include a tour of the rooms and deposits Archive-Library.
  • Educational visit tour continues for 45 minutes.
  • Cathedral museum has individual tours, groups, educational tours and special visits.
  • To reserve for the tours, you need to apply online.
  • Audio guides are available for individual tour that can guide you through the interior of Basilica and the different rooms of the Permanent Collection of the Museum tour.
  • Audio guides are available in languages like Spanish, Galician, English, French, German Italian.

Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Ticket Prices

  • Guided tours (6 to 20 people) :15€/ person
  • Educational visit :3€/ person

Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Opening and Closing Hours

File – Library hours :

  • Monday to Friday – 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Monday to Wednesday – 4:30pm - 7:00 pm

Guided tour (6 to 20 people) :

  • Special visits – at 11:00 am (Wednesday & Thursday)

Availability of audio guide 

  • April to October – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (everyday)
  • November to March – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (everyday)

How To reach Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela by Public Transport

  • Nearby Bus Station : Estacion de Autobuses de Santiago Compostela. From there, the cathedral is 8 minutes driving distance away.

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  • Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Address: Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna, Spain
  • Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Contact Number: +34-981583548
  • Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Timing: 07:00 am - 08:30 pm
  • Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela(preferred time): 07:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De Compostela: 02:00 Hrs
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  • The cathedral at Santiago, that contains the remains of Apostle St. James the Greater, was the end destination of one of the three principal Christian pilgrimage routes--and that continues to this day--of the Middle Ages, the other two being Rome and Jerusalem. The Camino de Santiago is on the list of World Heritage Sites and the great goal is to be there for the feast day of the saint, July 25; the mass that day includes the special censor (about 5' tall) that swings from transept to transept and soaring like Sputnik in the vaulting. I was raised Protestant but I have seen that mass three time (they do use the censor on other days as well) and I find it an incredibly moving experience. The large Romanesque cathedral (begun 1075) has a baroque facade attached to the western-facing facade which protects the very beautiful polychromed sculptures of the original narthex or entry porch. According to the medieval travelers' guide to the Camino, the Codex Calixtinus, the most sublime view of the cathedral is from the gallery level above the main entrance. If you take the tour of the adjacent Bishop's Palace, you can get that view as well as get onto the roof of the cathedral (not something you can do just anywhere), which gives great views of the surrounding hills. All well worth it!

  • Impressive cathedral not to miss. Entrance is at the right hand side of the building. Please be remind that backpack are not allowed. Rumor mentioned that St. James relics was being kept in this cathedral.

  • Amazingly underrated part of Spain. If you have the time, visit Santiago!!! Beautiful place, great architecture, surrounding area is AMAZING.

  • Incredible...stunning...impressive! This church is amazing, not only for its artistic beauty, but its historical value. It was a very welcome sight at the end of the Camino journey (and I only did 9 days). You could spend days here and not catch a sight of all the beauty and symbolism. The botofumier is awesome, and I was blessed to see it swing at a Mass. They do a great job at keeping out 'tourists' while Mass is going on. Mass times can be crowded, especially if its a pilgrim Mass, but afterward it seems to empty out a bit. The day after we arrived in Santiago, I entered the church in the morning, and almost had the place to myself. I didn't have to wait in line to venerate St. James' relics, and was able to spend some more time in prayer there. Even if you don't hike the Camino, which I would strongly recommend, this is a place you must experience.

  • One of the wonders of the World: touch the Pillar, Hug Santiago & make a wish in the crypt....amazing end for pilgrims having completed the Camino de Santiago...

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