Santiago Cathedral Services.
In the Cathedral, open from 7.30 am to 9 pm, there are several daily services, which are increased on feast days.
At 12 noon all year round there is a Pilgrim Mass, so called because it is specially conceived for visitors, who play an important role in the liturgical service: accompanying priests may participate and all the groups are greeted. The number of pilgrim masses is increased during Holy Years and on special festivities and celebrations.
The Botafumeiro censer, which usually functions every day in the pilgrim mass during Holy Years, may be requested in advance by groups
The Invocation to the Apostle must be requested in advance in the Pilgrim Office.
The Choir Mass is held daily at 9.30 pm. The Cathedral has several chapels available forInternational Masses with their own parish priest. Confession, which is available in different languages on request, is heard during all the time the Cathedral is open.
Embracing the Figure of the Apostle, Visiting the Tomb and the “Pórtico de la Gloria” may be carried out while the Cathedral is open, except during liturgical services.
The Cathedral Roofs and Museum can be visited every day from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 to 8 pm.
Contacts of Interest
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Sacristy services: Request to participate in pilgrim mass. Request for confession in different languages.
Services: Issuing of the “Compostela” certificate after completing the Way of St. James. Information for pilgrims. Request for mass with Botafumeiro censer. Request for Invocation to the Apostle. Request for group greeting during mass. Request for Cathedral chapels for international masses.
Mass schedule of the Cathedral
Mass schedule of the most important churches