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See 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 has to be requested beforehand and paid for by individuals.

Set dates
January 6: Epiphany.
Easter Sunday.
Ascension of Our Lord.
May 23: Anniversary of the Battle of Clavijo.
Pentecost (50 days after Easter).
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).
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.


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See the “Botafumeiro” censer
See the “Botafumeiro” censer