Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
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Malgorzata
9,684 contributions
A place full of magic
Jul 2020
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, one of the greatest monuments of Romanesque architecture in Spain, has been included in the UNESCO list since 1985. Its construction began in 1075 during the reign of Alfonso VI of Castile. The culmination of the architectural evolution of the cathedral is its main, late-baroque facade overlooking the Obradoiro square. A beautiful place, symbolic. But, you must remember that the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela does not allow pilgrims with backpacks larger than a purse-purse to enter inside. Undoubtedly a must-see during your stay in Santiago.
Written June 15, 2021
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DavidPayne
Thonon-les-bains, France46 contributions
Major renovation works in progress
Oct 2020
Unfortunately we visited during a period of intense renovation activity and thus didn't get to see the best of this magnificent building. Would love to come back when the work is finished.
Written October 26, 2020
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Joaquin Schoch
5 contributions
NOT for Wheelchair visitors - Historic Unesco Landmark ?
Sep 2020
Choses as a World Heritage Site more than 30 yrs ago but a HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE for wheel chair visitors. It was very difficult to find where to access asking people on site and on the phone at official visitors website. Access was cumbersome and only accessed a very small area. Museum where they host the famous "botafumeiro" and other important religious items was absolutely NOT ACCESSIBLE. We were told there were numerous stairs and no alternative routes. UNESCO should send an inspector on a wheel chair and experience it - VERY SAD!
Written September 30, 2020
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Terry N
Liverpool, UK111 contributions
Very Good
Sep 2020
The cathedral is very impressive Currently undergoing extensive exterior renovation work .This detracts a little from the overall appearance. However, still worth a visit.
Written September 29, 2020
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,346 contributions
The Highlight of the Town of St. James
Oct 2019
The two hours they gave us on a shore excursion tour was not enough time to spend in the Cathedral here at Santiago de Compostela. When you enter the cathedral you actual first tour the library with many artifacts. We went in the Chapter Room, Tapestries, Cloisters, the Nave.

There is renovations going on inside the cathedral proper, but still the gild work is astonishing. We were able to view where the the relics of St James reside. There are huge incense burners hanging in the church, still in use today.

Continuing the walk through the cathedral building one goes to the magnificent steps leading out the back of the church. There are official gift shops associated with the cathedral.

Out front at any time you can see pilgrims finishing the "Camino" to the Cathedral. Hostels, restaurants and other gift and souvenir shops line the streets. If you are lucky you might even hear the plaintiff tunes of a bagpiper.
Written September 16, 2020
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Amanda
Valencia, Spain373 contributions
Santiago Cathedral
Sep 2020
Although the place was beautiful we could not see its full beauty due to restoration. We will definitely return when it has been completed
Written September 5, 2020
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Harm5
Hei- en Boeicop, The Netherlands31 contributions
What a gem!
Aug 2020
Cannot be missed. One of the most beautiful and meaningful cathedrals in the world. The place where all pilgrims go when they arrive.
Written August 4, 2020
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stevenenhilde
Antwerp, Belgium812 contributions
imposing building
Jul 2020
This cathedral is for a lot of people an important place at the end of the pelgrimade. It's a nice cathedral. They are working on the interior, so visit inside is a little disappointing. But outside the building is imposing.
Written August 1, 2020
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Leonardo L
Santiago, Chile2 contributions
Good visit
Jul 2020 • Solo
Good atmosphere , recommended. good location excellent structure and ideal for taking pictures
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Written July 27, 2020
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Andy M
Torrox, Spain9 contributions
Oh dear!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately, due to the extensive repair and restoration work being carried out both inside and outside of the cathedral, the entire building and contents were shrouded by sheeting and scaffolding. We walked in through one door and straight out through another. Absolutely nothing was on show. A bad choice on our part to visit Santiago without researching the situation of it's greatest attraction.
Written March 16, 2020
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