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Today is saturday 25 october, it is 19ºC and slightly cloudy in Santiago

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. silver urn, whose shape imitates a Romanesque sarcophagus.

To go down to this small crypt, you should head to the Cathedral’s ambulatory. Once inside, the itinerary begins by going up to the apostle’s alcove, at the top of the high altar, where it is customary to embrace the saint, represented by a 13th-c. Romanesque statue. You then go down to the mausoleum and briefly visit the urn; there is not a lot of room inside.

During the Holy Year, you exit via the Door of Los Abades, which leads to Plaza de la Quintana.

Embracing the Saint and accessing the Crypt: Every day, 9.30 am - 1.30 pm, 4 - 7.30 pm.

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