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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After touring the entire region of Galicia this is a monument of splendor not to be missed. Even those who are not religious will feel moved upon entry to this large and holy place. It’s history that it is a church of where thousands have...More

Thank Lynsie S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, free entrance. No backpacks allowed inside but you can leave them in the office

Thank Abe259
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice . Very good guide with an exhaustive knowledge of the route. Very recinendables. Muy recomendable con guia estupendos y muy amables. Muy puntuales

Thank Ramon C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is unique monument! A must see...Peaceful and spiritual. Located in a very scenic area; would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing experience at the end of our Camino Pilgrimage. Bear in mind this is an actual cathedral, and Mass will be said during the day so please be respectful of this!

1  Thank tillylamp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t visit Santiago and not visit the cathedral. This city came to be because of it. Visit the museum. For $6 Euro it is a reasonable cost and highly informative. Please note, there is a very aggressive restoration work being done. The outside has...More

1  Thank JTeruelJax
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had seen video clips of the big swing, even more touched when I saw it real during the messe for the pilgrims. When you do the Camino walk, this is the place to make wonderful closure for the camino.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing architecture. Impressing building with interesting history. You can’t miss it when strolling around in Santiago. We’ve been on the Camino and it was a really special feeling to arrive in front of the cathedral with so many other people who did the Camino. Independent...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Everyday at noon a mass is held for the pilgrims that arrive from all of Europe either on foot, bike or horse back. The cathedral itself has a wonderful organ and many interesting features to discover.

3  Thank Gamine1949
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The cathedral is quite unique, first you walk to the back of the church and process by the statue of St. James which all Camino travelers pass by and pay homage. Watching and being a part of the procession with people who have walked many...More

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aussie602
15 January 2018|
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Response from stefanprisacariu | Reviewed this property |
There is a tour to go on to the roof of the cathedral with a guide telling you about the history of the cathdral. It is not quite cheap, but it is worth every penny. Great info, great views. The tour is set to take place at... More
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SilverNomad04
2 January 2018|
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Response from Beat5rixSydney | Reviewed this property |
The Botafumeiro is used on special dates such as Easter Sunday, the Feast of Saint James on the 25th of July, at Christmas and on other important dates in the Church calendar. People can also request the Botafumeiro, which... More
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rgmacel
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Response from missym0012 | Reviewed this property |
Also, there are normally buses from airports to cities in most of Spain and they normally cost about 1 euro - much cheaper than a taxi. Santiago is a small city so easy to get around in.
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