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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 2 days ago

There is so much to see in the church although they are under construction. Beautiful architecture everywhere you look. Great place for photos for those who have that passion for Roman Catholic art and architecture. Its beautiful and peaceful.

Thank JenniferFreitas
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was no disappointment to reach the cathedral after walking 7 days on the Camino de Santiago. The pilgrim mass was extremely crowded. Come early.

Thank pperrin
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cathedral is worth visiting as it has long been a pilgrimage sight. There is no cost to visit the cathedral. Visit later in the afternoon when there are less people visiting.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral, although under renovation, is an impressive building with its mixture of architectures. Don't miss the tomb of apostle St. James, the Greater. If you can also attend to mass of pilgrims, with the botafumerio swinging....it's a must.....

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like many of the Cathedrals, Monasteries, and Churches along the Camino de Santiago, this place is stunningly beautiful. Take some time to explore the whole cathedral and all of its surroundings, you won't be disappointed!

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral is beyond words. It brought me to tears. Grand architecture, relics, statuary, and ornate details. This is a must see if you are in Santiago. Plazas surround the Cathedral, which allow a chance to see many visitors of diverse backgrounds as well as...More

Thank P C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I will come back here soon. It was by accident why we came here but it ended so beautifully. I love Santiago as a whole. The Cathedral though under renovation outside still stands beautifully. You will see many pilgrims from different parts of the globe...More

Thank Mariz M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you arriving after 100 km of walking this Cathedral is a mirage, but if you are a simple tourist do not miss this visit. Try to avoid the crowded weekend and enjoy the walk in the ancient town and its magnificent building to end...More

Thank KunderaRoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting inside the building and feeling small, beauty and greatness. You can admire the gothic, the spiritual, the art, the music... doesn't matter what´s your reason. It will not disappoint you

Thank black-kittie
Reviewed 1 week ago

breathtaking cathedral. Locatd close to the Casco Viejo or Old Quarter. The Cathedral is medieval and absolutely stunning with the most intricate sculptures o the portals that I have ever seen. You should head over to my Couch surfing CS page to see all my...More

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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