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Today is friday 31 october, it is 15ºC and showers in Santiago

History of the Cathedral

During its long existence, the Cathedral has been the setting of all kinds of sacred and mundane episodes, ranging from the crowning of Galician kings in the Middle Ages to the garrisoning of French troops during the War of Spanish Independence, passing through centuries of agreements and disagreements, exaltations and lynchings, political conspiracies and religious splendour, incendiary attacks and costly beautification campaigns, pomp and charity, donations and plundering, receipt of prebends and patronages, solemn offerings and, above all, incessant pilgrimages to the apostle’s tomb.