Cathedral Of Santiago Of Compostela Or Catedral De Santiago De CompostelaCurrently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
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.
- 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.
- Guided tours (6 to 20 people) :15€/ person
- Educational visit :3€/ person
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)
- Nearby Bus Station : Estacion de Autobuses de Santiago Compostela. From there, the cathedral is 8 minutes driving distance away.
- Meson Enxebre
- Parador Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos Restaurant
- Casa Marcelo
- Taberna Montes
- San Jaime
- Salon de te Dulce Victoria
- Bar Charra
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One of the most amazing cathedrals in the world. A must see in Santiago de Compostela. From outside to inside, it does worth to spend time on it. To get in is free of charge and it's really good as many churches nowadays are no longer free for visit (e.g the one in Segovia). Have to make sure you visit everywhere in the church (which allows you go) as there are many small details which you should take a look.
Beautiful, magical. My beautiful cathedral. Religious or not, everybody should visit this beauty at least once in their lifetimes
Watch where you park in the area around, as it has limitations. I regret i didnt spend at least two days there. The scenery is amazing . We were trying to take a photo on our own and a priest offered his help.(outside of the temple) After your visit, enjoy your coffee in one of the small coffee centres. The queue is very long.
Magnificent building. You can enter the Cathedral for free. If you want to go up the roof for panoramic pictures and the museum you pay about 15 euros.
This is the purpose of your visit..... Amazing church, and as a pilgrim, it was center of the reasons for my visit especially the Pilgrims Mass.