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Monuments - 1 results found, including:

Visiting the Cathedral Open: Open 365 days a year, from 7 am to 9 pm. Admission: Free, except museum...

Museums - 1 results found, including:

The Treasury and Archives of the Jacobean Basilica began with the 'Discovery' of the Apostle's Tomb, in 'Arcis Marmóricis', in the old...

Santiago in 1, 2 and 3 days - 2 results found, including:

MORNING The first thing to do is tour the old town’s streets and squares before entering the Cathedral. To help you out in this regard,...
DAY 1 MORNING The first thing to do is tour the old town’s streets and squares before entering the Cathedral. To help you out in this...

Tour Points - 12 results found, including:

  Santiago de Compostela´s Romanesque Cathedral is the fourth building erected on the site of the Apostle James´ mausoleum. The...
  Plaza de la Inmaculada is bordered by the Monastery of San Martiño Pinario and the Cathedral´s Azabachería...
The Cathedral’s beautiful Clock Tower is best seen from Vía Sacra, the entrance to the street between Casa da Parra and the portico...
Secluded and multicoloured, Praza das Praterías and its stairs offer magnificent group photos all day long, thanks to the portal’s...
One of the most repeated photographs of the monumental district is the one from Paseo de los Leones, in Alameda Park: tree branches in the...

Cultural Diary - 99 results found, including:

La catedral compostelana acoge esta mañana la ceremonia anual de la tradicional Traslación de los Restos del Apóstol...

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Al igual que el pasado año, la Catedral de Santiago acoge el concierto de Navidad. En él, la Escolanía actuará...

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El Paraninfo de la Universidad, en la Facultad de Xeografía e Historia, acoge la presentación del libro 'Secretos de catedral', del...

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La Catedral de Santiago acoge un concierto de órgano a cargo de Gianluca Libertucci, organista del Vicariato del Ciudad del Vaticano y...

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Durante tres jornadas consecutivas, la Archicofradía del Apóstol Santiago organiza en la Catedral un ciclo de conciertos en honor a...

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Celebrations and traditions - 3 results found, including:

2nd fortnight in July  The festivities dedicated to the Apostle, the patron saint of Santiago, of Galicia and of all of Spain, last for...
Praza do Obradoiro July 24th  As part of the Apóstol Festival, an impressive audiovisual, fireworks and laser show, along with the...
Catedral de Santiago December 30th, 12 noon.  High Mass that is said every December 30th in Compostela’s basilica to...

Guided visits - 3 results found, including:

We suggest a guided tour around the old town by means of a practical digital MP3 audio-guide, which is easy to use and enables you to customise...
Now you can also discover Santiago's main attractions at night, after normal tourist hours, with the added attraction of seeing the city lit up,...
Commented tour of the Cathedral´s stone roofs with wonderful panoramic views of the entire city and surroundings.

The Apostle James - 8 results found, including:

The Codex Calixtinus specifies that the apostle James “was martyred on March 25, on July 25 he was taken from Iria to Compostela and was...
Starting in the 9th century, the monarchs of the Reconquest recognised the apostle James as the patron saint of Spain; they established the...
Plaza del Obradoiro is an excellent visual summary of the possible iconographic representations that have been made of St. James. The Cathedral...
The Bible normally refers to the apostle James by the name of Jacob, from the Hebrew Ya’akov, which became Iacobus in Latin, leading to a...
John, James, Andrew and Peter were fishermen, when Jesus came to the shore of the lake of Gennesaret and invited them to join him as...

History of the Cathedral - 1 results found, including:

The Cathedral’s remotest precedent was a small 1st-century Roman mausoleum, where the remains of the Apostle James Apostle James were...

Visiting the Cathedral - 8 results found, including:

Fifty years after archaeological excavations in the Cathedral, the Cathedral Chapter offers the public the unique possibility of going down to...
The “Botafumeiro” is a giant censer, used since the Middle Ages to purify the air in a Cathedral that was full of crowds. Today, 800...
The visit to the Cathedral rooftops includes two consecutive guided tours: the Archbishop’s Palace of Gelmírez and going up to the...
The medieval Cathedral’s three main entrances still exist today, although due to successive modifications, they lost the unity of their...
We can only fully understand the Cathedral of Santiago by entering the doors of its valuable museum. Touring the museum has the charm of an...

What to do in the Cathedral - 13 results found, including:

Fifty years after archaeological excavations in the Cathedral, the Cathedral Chapter offers the public the unique possibility of going down to...
In the Cathedral of Santiago you are allowed to take photos and film in spaces of free access, without using a flash or tripod. However, in the...
When can you see it in action? The “Botafumeiro” censer follows a calendar of liturgical celebrations, during which it operates as...
Those who want to get married at the end of the Way of St. James, in the cathedral of a Holy City, have a very special setting for their wedding:...
Groups (parishes, brotherhoods, guilds, friends of the Way, etc) visiting Santiago de Compostela on a religious pilgrimage, may request a mention...

The Children’s Cathedral - 6 results found, including:

Have you been to the Cathedral of Santiago or do you dream about visiting it? Have you thought up a story inspired by the Cathedral? E-mail us!
Are you an artist and feel inspired by the Cathedral of Santiago' Get all of your imagination and all your colours working, and send us your work...
A cathedral is a large church. Its name comes from the Latin word “cathedral,” chair, since, according to tradition, the archbishop...
Among the world’s cathedrals, Santiago’s has the honour of guarding the relics of one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, called St. James...
This oldest part of the Cathedral that you see today is more than a thousand years old. But the events that gave rise to it go back long before,...

The treasures of the Cathedral - 11 results found, including:

This is a secret that we Compostela residents only tell our best friends. Can you see the image of King David in the Platerías...
Don’t read this unless you are very brave: there is a ghost in Plaza de la Quintana. It’s true, you yourself will be able to see it...
In Plaza de la Quintana you will find the Holy Door, which is open during some years and closed during others. Of course, because it only opens...
Don’t miss the Cathedral Museum! You will be able to see with your own eyes small pieces of Santiago’s history and its...
If you have already seen the Cathedral inside, why not visit it at the top' Convince your parents to go up to the rooftops, because that will be...

History - 4 results found, including:

Wave after wave of pilgrims soon appeared. All of Christendom wanted to visit the Apostle’s tomb, especially after the Turkish invasions...
There were numerous motives for undertaking the pilgrimage. Pope Callistus, in 1122, during the diffusion of the Gregorian reforms, instituted...
The discovery of the tomb of the Apostle, which took place around the second or third decade in the 9th century, was the logical end of an oral...
Compostela enjoys a singular privilege that was first granted around the year 1122. It is mentioned in another papal bull of 1179, which still...

Practical Advice - 3 results found, including:

Pilgrims travelling along the Way of St. James for religious or spiritual reasons, and who therefore want to obtain the so-called ...
A daily Pilgrim Mass is celebrated at Santiago Cathedral’s high altar; it is attended by travellers from all over the world, who give...
Those who manage to reach Santiago unaided, during any year, are awarded the “Compostela”, a certificate issued by the Pilgrim Office...

World Heritage - 1 results found, including:

Santiago de Compostela was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1985, in view of its urban beauty and monumental integrity, as well as the...

History - 1 results found, including:

  The pilgrimage to Compostela acquired great importance soon after the city’s foundation. Santiago became the spiritual focus of...

Holy years - 1 results found, including:

Compostela enjoys a singular privilege that was first granted around the year 1122. It is mentioned in another papal bull of 1179, which still...

Activities - 1 results found, including:

Commented tour of the Cathedral´s stone roofs with wonderful panoramic views of the entire city and surroundings. Place Entry via Pazo de...

Webcams - 5 results found, including:

This camera gathers the lateral ship of the Cathedral, by where the Censer moves, gigantic inciensario used in the religious solemnities. To the...
Webcam located in the lateral one straight of the central ship of the compostelana Cathedral. The image shows the Greater Chapel and the bottom,...
Webcam located in a row of balconies ofPazo of Raxoi in Praza do Obradoiro of Santiago de Compostela. This pazo is at the moment...
Webcam located in the House of the Dean in the Rúa do Vilar, today Office of the Travelling one, is a construction of century XVIII. The...
Webcam placed in the House it gives Parra, building of end of the century XVIII that today is host of the General Secretariat of Relations with...

Audiowalks - 5 results found, including:

 Cathedral  façade
Platerías Square
Obradoiro Square
 Cathedral interior
The Catholic Monarchs' Hostel

Virtual tours - 7 results found, including:

Leisure and incentives - 1 results found, including:

Santiago is a small and safe city that is made for walking and discovering its monumental beauty and cheerful daily life. Gastronomy...

Dual Year Spain-Japan - 3 results found, including:

- Prolongar las grandes comidas de diciembre -esta vez con la buena excusa de combatir el frío- y entregarse al caldo gallego, al marisco,...

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Turismo de Santiago de Compostela estrena una nueva imagen, surgida de un concurso de diseño convocado para renovar el logotipo de la...

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Una de las grandes atracciones de este verano en Santiago es la posibilidad de ver el Botafumeiro todos los viernes. Gracias al convenio firmado...

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