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Fabulous to see it all cleaned up!

I have been going to Santiago for many years so I have put my hand in a strange carving in a marble... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CasandandyWales
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Indeed the gate of heaven

This Romanesque masterpiece has just been cleaned and renovated. It is indeed heavenly and the 15... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
martinezcm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this wonderful monument is closed to the public, but you can get some idea of how wonderful it will be when the work is finished. There are very helpful information boards about the project.

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Santiago for many years so I have put my hand in a strange carving in a marble pillar and knocked my head on Maestro Mateos head, these were things that I was not aware of but was told to do...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought we were going to see way more than it was. We were fooled by the long line I think! We waited in 90 degree blazing sun for an hour an a half and then had to keep waiting another half hour once we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Romanesque masterpiece has just been cleaned and renovated. It is indeed heavenly and the 15 minutes allowed per visit can not do it justice. It is controlled access to about 50 people batches. Which means a huge waiting line outside under full sun and...More

Thank martinezcm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.....I´m not sure if I would recommend the queue if you have children with you, as many did. We queued in the evening and the queue was a lot shorter than it had been earlier in the day but we still waited for nearly an...More

Thank Amanda3662
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Left the cathedral after a visit of about 1 hour. Noticed a line and followed, assuming that this was for the rooftop. Nothing as such. The line was again for the church, but this time a different entrance, through the Portico de la Gloria... Eventually,...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We wasted our time lining up for over 3 hours in the hot sun of 34 C and when we reached near the gate we were denied of tickets to get in because there were 12 of us in our tour group. Only 2 tickets...More

2  Thank jet J
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Form what I read, Catholics from around the world trek to see this portico. Waited over an hour starting at ~ 2030 on a weekday to see it. No photos allowed.

1  Thank Ron T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This entrance is being renovated in anticipation of next year's holy year celebrations. Lots of dust and construction. Use another door to enter the cathedral.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was looking forward to seeing this but it was under repair at the time of our visit. You can see around the scaffolding to get a bit of an idea of how attractive it will be once restored.

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