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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

Loved our visit to Santiago and the Cathedral was stunning, beautiful and tranquil. This Cathedral has reputedly the remains of St. James, which are in the Cathedral. We went first in the morning and the queues were too long, as it was a hot day....More

Thank 450kate
Reviewed 3 days ago

Attending the pilgrim mass was an amazing experience. The best way to really experience the whole cathedral is to do the rooftop tour. Knowledgeable guide, beautiful views and information about the cathedral made the visit inside the cathedral even more meaningful.

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magnificent stone art work registered at a perfect blue hour, this Cathedral is a master peace and you should take the time to do the roof top tour, very good guides with great views and wonderful stories. This place is magic! Also visit its museum.

Thank Kiki Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral is impressive - I recommend a guided tour, since there are so many interesting details you can miss on your own. But I wish it were a bit less crowded ... the mistery of the place gets lost.

Thank alenkag193
Reviewed 3 days ago

A month trip from the France, and the last city I stayed before I headed to Ibiza. It means something I nailed it for my bucket list. The church was amazing with missa. Quite touristic place but nice to feel about finishing the trip.

Thank Jiyeon N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This church is incredible. Sadly, the scaffolding on the outside prohibited the views. Walking through...the detail is breathtaking. We attended the pilgrims mass on a Friday and it was amazing.

Thank Dinsco
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a Cathedral ... this is a special place to the pilgrims from world that in the Santiago journey walk hundred and hundred kilometers receive all the atmosphere, energy and bless.

Thank Antonio X
Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended the Pilgrim Mass at 12:00 noon and saw the Botafumeira...awesome...but you need to get there early (at least an hour) TO GET ASEAT.

Thank bmcjel
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cathedral is one of the big and impressive cathedrals and it is is nice for sure but if you have seen tons of them in Europa, like the big and impressive ones, it is not something that knocks the daylights out of you or...More

1  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been there after finishing my first Camino. The Cathedral is huge and beautiful. Unfortunately the facade is under renovation. They expect to finish the renovation by 2021.

Thank i-Sheils
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Hi Do you know if the stairs to the roof become more narrow the higher you climb? Can two people walk side by side? I personally find the stairs to St.Peters in Rome so scary I cant climb them because they are so narrow and I'm afraid of being closed in. Thank you.
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
is the cathedral still under construction?
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.
Hi, does anyone know a way you can double check when the Botafumeiro is on?
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