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 has to be requested beforehand and paid for by individuals.
From April 2013: every Friday at 19:30.
January 6: Epiphany
Easter Sunday: in 2014, April 20
Ascension of Our Lord: in 2014, May 29
May 23: Anniversary of the Battle of Clavijo
Pentecost (50 days after Easter): in 2014, June 8
July 25: Feast of St. James
August 15: Assumption
November 1: All Saints’ Day
Feast of Christ the King (Sunday before the first Sunday of Advent): in 2014, November 23
December 8: Immaculate Conception
December 25: Christmas
December 30: Arrival of the Holy Apostle
Requesting and booking the “Botafumeiro” censer
Requests for seeing the censer in action should be addressed to:
Oficina de Acogida de Peregrinos (Pilgrim Office)
Rúa do Vilar, 1
15705 Santiago de Compostela
Tel: (+34) 981 568 846