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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Praza Do Obradoiro, S/N, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
0981 583 548
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and very interesting Cathedral that is bathed in history. The tomb of St James, whether real or not, makes one stop and appreciate Spains history and particularly that of the Gallician people. Loved Spain.

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is one piece of religious architecture you shouldn't miss, even if you're not a big fan of architecture or religion. I am really grateful for having the opportunity of visiting it. The whole city of Santiago de Compostela is an experience which one must live at least once in a lifetime.

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Valencia Province, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

History and architecture. Facade being refurbished and could not see it. Lateral doors are good thoug

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After long 100km walk we finally saw it. Mossy, massive, beautiful in its aging stone - the Cathedral. We sat and stare. We are irreligious people but this had something indeed transcendental - the beauty of man made structure. We want to see it again soon.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So much meaning for so many after completing the Camino walk. It is the final destination and does not disappoint.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are good printed guides for sale, worth buying for much added information ( available from the highly credible cathedral bookshop ). As well as the main cathedral, make time for the cathedral museum. It is more than just a museum, in addition to very interesting contents, it takes you to many parts of the cathedral that you would not... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Been here a few years back (prior to Dec'13) and really enjoyed the guided tour of an excellent piece of architecture located in an ancient city steeped in history

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This Cathedral is a must, if visiting Santiago de Compostela, it is truly amazing. It is worth visiting for the historical value and, if budget allows, we recommend a private tour guide, which we had with Italo Pendola, who really helped us to understand the history of all the detail inside. A fantastic Cathedral.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wonderful history here - if you like cathedrals, much to wander around and see in the small side chapels and alters - and think about the thousands of pilgrims who set foot in this place before you.

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Aberdare, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

While not the most notable of cathedrals, the building provides a fitting finale for those who have travelled far to visit this place. Attending the 12.00 pilgrims mass in Spanish is a wonderful way to celebrate with others the culmination of a journey whether having walked the Comino way or arriving by car. The swinging of the incense burner provides... More 

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