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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Praza Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
0981 583 548
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Praza Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
0981 583 548
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not Catholic but have visited a lot of Cathedrals in Europe--usually they are full of tourists with--maybe--a mass in a small side chapel. But the interesting thing about the Cathedral in Santiago is that it is full of pilgrims having finished the Camino....More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The end of the Camino brings mixed feelings. I've now done 3 of them. Why is the Cathedral always wrapped in scaffolding?

Thank Peter G
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I recently completed the Camino De Santiago from Portugal and after entering this wonderful old city, we attended the Pilgrim Mass at the cathedral. At this time of the year there is a mass at noon and another at 6PM. What a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral was under some maintenance but it's still extraordinary. We find the queue is shorter in the afternoon, still took us about an hour to St James tomb.

Thank angel L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must in Santiago. Very busy but nice building with plenty of history. Unfortunately was covered with scaffolding so did,not see it at it,s best from outside.

Thank Trevor A
Reviewed 3 days ago

For being a major cathedral, this one is surprisingly less ornate than you'd expect. There are some cool religious artifacts in it worth exploring. For worshippers there are chapels with services in different languages, which I thought was the coolest part of this iconic pilgrimage...More

Thank BlueWindez
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went in during mass so got to see the censor swinging. Great atmosphere. It's really worth doing the tour of the roof

Thank Tess13
Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibition is in 2 parts, one giving the history of the cathedral and the other detailing how the cathedral is being restored

Thank IrishPablo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got here early and stayed through the service (in Spanish) so that we could see the 5' tall incense burner being swung. Wow, what an impressive sight.

Thank John P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a patch on the Cathedral in Leon but a must see if you are here. A long queue around mid morning but by 2.00pm we were able to go right in. An over the top alter piece. No really good stained glass. Candles are...More

Thank Phillip E
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2 June 2017|
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Response from Molmosog | Reviewed this property |
We didn't get to them as there was construction going on
27 January 2017|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
It was still under construction when we were there three weeks ago and I believe the construction will continue for a couple more years.
24 January 2017|
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Response from bseymour60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, You can go to the cathedral's website and click on botafumeiro in left column. It lists days they will use it. Bad news is I just did this and saw Friday nights have been discontinued. If that's true, only the holy... More