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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Praza Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
0981 583 548
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Praza Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
0981 583 548
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral itself is spectacular. Make sure to go very early. I was there at 9 and it was a pleasure to visit but by 10 it was overrun. The cathedral rooftop tour (€12pp) seems to be in Spanish only even though English is advertised.Therefore...More

Thank zak0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome experience will definitely return next trip. I love the tour and church se5bice was awesome on sunday

Thank Juny D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Santiago and I know this is the highlight of the area. It was certainly nice, but it just didn't compare to the Cathedrals we've seen elsewhere including other parts of Spain (such as Toledo.) That said it is historic and you can...More

Thank hdempsey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I walked the camino of Santiago and got to the cathedral the first sight of the cathedral is nothing but life changing!! It is an absolute masterpiece! Inside is even more gorgeous!! The incense burner scene is stunning. If you are there I highly recommend...More

Thank Khaled A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

¿Quieres saber por qué has caminado tantos kilómetros? ¡Pues esto es lo que hay! No hay palabras para describirlo. ¡Escucha a tu corazón! You want to know why you have been so many miles? So this is what it is! There are no words to...More

Thank daniel h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cathedral at Santiago de Compostela is awe inspiring and very beautiful. I am not Catholic but went to the Pilgrim mass and was lucky to see the fumeria swing. An amazing sight.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral is not so special if you are not there for religious reasons. However, it is possible to join a tour of the Cathedral. Go visit the roof, among other things. It is nice!

Thank Ole Ø
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great Cathedral currently undergoing necessary repairs and renovations so you will have to put up with scaffolding and plastic building sheets. Everyone wants to experience the Botafumiero (swinging a big incense burner to get rid of the stink and fleas from the original pilgrims)...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It goes without saying that any trip to Santiago requires a visit to the cathedral, focal point for countless pilgrims over many centuries and once one of the most important shrines in the Christian world. Entry to the cathedral is free (unlike many other cathedrals...More

2  Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral in Santiago is really stunning. The burial place of St. James is the most atmospheric of all buildings in this lovely City. The pilgrims from the Camino and the travellers throng the ancient place of worship. The architecture and the main altar are...More

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2 June 2017|
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Response from Molmosog | Reviewed this property |
We didn't get to them as there was construction going on
27 January 2017|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
It was still under construction when we were there three weeks ago and I believe the construction will continue for a couple more years.
24 January 2017|
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Response from bseymour60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, You can go to the cathedral's website and click on botafumeiro in left column. It lists days they will use it. Bad news is I just did this and saw Friday nights have been discontinued. If that's true, only the holy... More