Portico de la Gloria

Portico de la Gloria, Santiago de Compostela: Address, Phone Number, Portico de la Gloria Reviews: 4.5/5

Portico de la Gloria
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Frederic Schwaller
Altorf, France716 contributions
The Happy Sharing Company exploring Santiago
Aug 2020
Lovely discovery at the arrival on after Camino Santiago on the way to Fisterra.
Milestone Zero marvelous Carvings and Statues for a majestuous entrance
Happy Sharing Happy Outside Happy Pilgrims
Written August 29, 2020
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Mick G
53 contributions
A surprise
Mar 2020
Especially as the main cathedral is being rebuilt this was a magic treat.It needs to be booked on line and there is a 25 person limit for each tour. It is in Spanish but that does not matter. The Portico is a rare world treasure and you should not miss it. The carving is superb and the whole effect is stunning. You can get close to see all the details. A sheer pleasure.
Written March 12, 2020
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Marylin P
Milan, Italy63 contributions
Pilgrim
Sep 2019
I just can't leave this church Santiago di completely with seeing and placing my Palm on this wall...
Written January 5, 2020
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lolinmenendez@gmail.com
San Juan, Puerto Rico43 contributions
Ah! What it must have been once.....
Sep 2019
The fact that only portions have been restored to their original glory leaves much to the imagination, but gives you good clues on which to base your own reconstructions. We had a well informed guide, very interesting and not pedantic.
Written December 4, 2019
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maria ana v
Lisbon, Portugal78 contributions
Must see!
Nov 2019
Don t miss this masterpiece! Buy tickets in advance otherwise it is impossible to visit
The highest point of the visit in Santiago
No photos permitted!
Written November 3, 2019
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EtonCapital
Dallas, TX170 contributions
Incredible
Oct 2019 • Solo
Tickets are required and they are limited, also, no photos. The portico is not visible from the street and according to the guide there is no plan to make it, so this is the only way you can see the portico. The museum was interesting as it told the story of the school of carvers that made the carvings. However, to actually see the detail carvings without restoration and hear the stories of the Bible the symbols tell was incomparable. You could spend hours looking at them.
Written October 27, 2019
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Susan M
Austin, TX419 contributions
Colorful Sculptual Triptych
May 2019 • Solo
This is one of the gems of the city. The three portals teach the church's warning for humanity: before Christ, Christ as King, and the final judgment. The sculptures are simply stunning.
Written June 11, 2019
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Diamond2904
Buckinghamshire, England265 contributions
Worth the organised tour
Jun 2019
This is a wonderful sight. You have to book your tickets either online or hope there is space on the day. Having booked ours online we were lucky enough to get ours swapped on arrival in Santiago for an English speaking guide and this took place at 2 p.m. The guide explained the Portico and without this we wouldn't realise what we were looking at! The tour lasts 45 minutes. You are not allowed to take photos. During this we learnt that there is a 'copy' of the Portico in Ourense cathedral so on a wet day we caught the train to look at it. It is similar but without the wow factor.
Written June 9, 2019
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michal t
Ra'anana, Israel424 contributions
Guided tour in English
Jun 2019 • Friends
We came in the morning to the museum to ask about the door of glory. They told us the only way to see it is through a guided tour, and they have it in English on 14:00.
As pilgrims who have the compostella - we had a special price.
The portico of glory is magnificent. The reason I gave an average score is because of the guide. Her English was terrible, her accent almost imcomprehendible.
All the people in the guided tour felt the same.
No touching or taking photos during the tour.
About 40 minutes.
Written June 5, 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,343 contributions
Elaborate & Interesting
May 2019 • Couples
You can take a guided tour to see the Portico of Glory or you can secure a free ticket by lining up at a small green window at 7.00 PM the night before. The window is number 3 in a street that is close to a gift shop for the Cathedral not attached and some three -four hundred meters from the main entrance. The display was impressive and the art work incredible but so much of this Cathedral had significance perhaps this was a little over-played.. After ten minutes I had seen it all.
Written May 24, 2019
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