This awesome structure is built to impress. It has an atmosphere that makes one feel truely humble. I think that the hundreds of pilgrims some of whom have walked many kilometres, add to the overall atmosphere and reverence of the area. Probably the cathedral appears a little grim at first but when you see the Portica de Gloria behind the western facade, you will be blown away. The Romanesque interior is quite amazing with the vaulted roof giving a magical effect.The main tomb of the relics of St James are beneath the main altar and this is the ultimate destination of the pilgrims. All in all a magical visit. Watch out for the largest censer in the world, the botafumeiro, which is swung by manic priests on special days and almost touches the roof
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