Free cookie consent management tool by TermsFeed
print cuaderno de viaje

Entrance through Praza da Inmaculada.

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 down to the mausoleum and briefly visit the urn; there is not a lot of room inside.

You then go 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.

The exit is through Porta dos Abades to Praza da Quintana.

Image gallery

Embrace and relics
Embrace and relics