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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was getting burned out on cathedrals and castles after 3 weeks in Spain, but I'm so glad I entered this cathedral. It's welcoming, calming, peaceful; and I spent a while inside. It does not have the crucifixes that I find so oppressive.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sixth visit to Santiago within the last 10 years and still as fascinating as ever. Very little has changed (except maybe the street noise at nights) and although the cathedral is still undergoing major restoration, it is a truly emotional experience to enter it. I was in Santiago for one week and although the weather (as always in Galicia) was variable, to say the least, it is still a magical place to visit. The choice of food and restaurants is wide-reaching and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking the Camino ends in this cathedral devoted to Saint James. The famous statue of St James the Moorslayer is here and the central statue of St James that many pilgrims queue to hug.

The great censers swing and the choir sing. For pilgrims this is a very meaningful place to be.

Thank Atauro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first place to make for. We went into the service late on Saturday and the church was full but we just got a seat at the back. The following day we went to the Pilgrims mass at 12 noon. We got there at 11.10 am and had a short queue to get in but all the main seats had gone so we sat at the bottom of one of the stone pillars. It was very crowded by noon if you stand on the left there is a TV screen. The botofumeiro was lit and sent swinging towards the end. This doesnt happen at all the services

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral has an imposing presence over the central square in Santiago. Sadly you can't, for the moment, enter via the front doors as it is still under restoration, but it is worth visiting to look around and to attend the Pilgrims Mass if you can.

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