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we were fortunate enough to get to witness the swing of the Botafumeiro. unfortunately this is only swung at certain times. If you ask at the Cathedral when it is going to swing unfortunately they can not tell you
If you haven’t seen it, you must. It occurs at the noon mass in the cathedral and is sponsored usually upon and by a group of pilgrims ending their Camino. There is a cost involved to sponsor, but an incredible site.
We were fortunate enough to have been able to witness this event. It was beyond my expectations. We arrived and learned that this only takes place 7-8 times per year and it it not announced. This was my main reason for visiting to Santiago so...More
My husband and I were fortunate to attend the mass at the Cathedral that included the Botafumeiro. Watching the Botafumeiro rise above our heads and swing from one side of the Cathedral to the other along with the angelic singing of the nun is something...More
Experiencing the swinging is with pure luck,esply when one has very limited time after the walk in Santiago de Compostela.But the locals have a kinda knowledge, like its every holy day or every friday 7:30 pm because its paid by the hotel association or when...More
Response from roadwarrior50 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that this is part of the "Pilgrims' Mass" so look for the schedule of the Pilgrims' Mass. The Pilgrim Mass is usually held daily at 12 noon at the high alter in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, as well... More
My understanding is that this is part of the "Pilgrims' Mass" so look for the schedule of the Pilgrims' Mass. The Pilgrim Mass is usually held daily at 12 noon at the high alter in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, as well as a second pilgrim mass at 19.30pm. I was there on a Sunday.
check website: caminoways and look for Pilgrim Mass FAQs