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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great old stunning and big Cathedral to visit and pray, our visit was right at the day of good Friday, there were some Parade and event today our at the square to the Cathedral.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Cathedral is breathtaking from the outside. It is a shrine for St James the apostle and pilgrims have been coming here for centuries. Note inside is under major construction so really takes away from the whole experience. There is a crypt which houses the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only able to visit the tomb of st James of compostela and go to a Spanish mass in a side chapel. So Spiritually enriching. However if you are interested in the internal architecture and the main altar you will be very disappointed this year. Most...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impressive from the outside but unfortunately inside is under rebuilding so that was disappointing. Mass was held elsewhere for pilgrims so you need to research and plan ahead.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very impressive structure, beautiful inside, a must visit including attending mass. Priests greet everyone informing countries present.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of having its front closed for stones front cleaning, Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral shows magnificent. The only drawback during my mid-April visit was the partial closing due to ceilings restoration in one of the wings. Please visitors beware that during Easter the place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will say we did not walk the pilgrimaged trail, unless you count from our hotel to the cathedral a pilgrimaged. We are not religious folks, but we do enjoy visiting these fantastic buildings dedicated to faith. This was the first of many churches on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Where2NextDes_Sherry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived as pilgrims but due to renovation no mass or botafumeiro for 2 yrs. Go early or late in day to avoid lines. Little chapel at back has services still.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once the work is finished (2021) it will be wonderful no doubt. Masses of elaborate gold everywhere. At the moment not a lot to see other than alleged tomb of St James

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful construction the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia Spain is, As you walk through the main square towards the main entrance you can see the surrounding building that were build for the Pilgrims to rest and recuperate after their long pilgrimage...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Julie L
March 3, 2019|
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Response from Escape401517 | Reviewed this property |
We’ve just left Gijón and already miss it. Stay in El mirador de Deva and have dinner in the old town - you can’t do better.
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patricia5ryan
December 16, 2018|
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Response from GustiCitraP | Reviewed this property |
Hi Patricia, I’m not a tour guide in S de C, I’m just visiting as well since I’m a student from Vigo, a nearby city from S de C. Although I’m wondering tho why would you want to stay for a week in S de C? IMHO, S de C is... More
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David D
November 18, 2018|
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The restauration of the Portico is finished. It was opened for visit during the summer. Right now they are covering it due to the start of the works inside the Cathedral. It´s planned to be reopened again on January.
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