Obtaining the Jubilee In accordance with the grace of the Jubilee granted to the Cathedral of Santiago in 1122 by Pope Callixto II, worshippers visiting the church during a Holy Year can obtain plenary absolution,... read more
Visiting the relics The relics of the Apostle James and his disciples, Athanasius and Theodorus, are kept in the Roman mausoleum below the Cathedral of Santiago’s high altar. They are housed in a 19th-c.... read more
Requesting the “Botafumeiro” censer When can you see it in action?
The “Botafumeiro” censer follows a calendar of liturgical celebrations, during which it operates as part of the mass. Apart from these occasions, it... read more
Celebrating or co-celebrating mass Priests visiting Santiago de Compostela may request to co-celebrate the day’s Pilgrim Mass, or celebrate their own Eucharist for the group accompanying them in one of the Cathedral’s... read more
Participating in invoking the Apostle Groups (parishes, brotherhoods, guilds, friends of the Way, etc) visiting Santiago de Compostela on a religious pilgrimage, may request a mention in the greetings or in the Invocation to the... read more
Getting married 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: the Chapel of La Corticela. This old 9th-century... read more
Going up to the rooftops Open: Every day in the year, except January 1 and 6, July 25, August 15, December 25; afternoon/evening of December 24 and 31. Hours: 10 am-2 pm; 4-8 pm. Winter, 10 am-2 pm; 4-7... read more