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Praza Obradoiro S/N, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cathedral is huge and impressive. Add to that it’s amazing significance as the end spot for pilgrimages by thousands of people from across the world and this makes it a very special place you must see. If possible attend at least part of the...More

Thank HelenK1004
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see if you are in the area. It is a well preserved and cared for Cathedral with elaborate yet simple design. It is huge and you can spend a day exploring the whole complex. This is where the pilgrims journey to...More

Thank TheDoctor4190
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Pilgrims' Mass here after walking the Camino. The Cathedral was packed and the service was deeply moving. The cathedral is beautiful.

Thank MargaretBenefiel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Magnifiient building both inside and out very tourist oriented town but interesting, plenty of places to eat with a very good selection

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to noon mass at the Cathedral. The nun singing had a beautiful voice. The only disappointment for me was not having the thurible swung with incense. The organ is magnificent.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Finished 5 days of sarria-santiago walk with my best friend and reached the cathedral before noon. We are surprised how the crowd gathered in the center of the cathedral. Thousands of Pilgrims who devote their time effort and energy to do the camino. Truly a...More

Thank Ragnar0309
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For Catholics around the world, a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where apostle James is buried, is in the aspirational to-do-list. We are very grateful we did it this year. The Cathedral is impressive, specially if you attend a pilgrim’s Mass.

Thank FernandoMexico8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is a must see whether you walk the Camino or not. It's so beautiful. The most memorable event is the huge incense (ball?) that is swung across the cathedral at the end of mass. It's amazing! p.s. it's best to not bring a...More

Thank SJ M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 165 KM walking on the Camino you come to the end-for me the most meaningful was attending the blessing in the Cathedral and visiting the tomb of St. James. Also the Mass was a total mind blower, again, this has been done since the...More

Thank mstillmanfarrington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Porto Portugal almost 3 hours. it was well worth it. We met a number of pilgrims that made the journey. One man travelled 790km by himself. We saw others with bandages on their feet from the journey. You could feel the energy....More

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ktravel737
20 April 2018|
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Response from Patricia N | Reviewed this property |
There was no line in sept but don’t know about June
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tcallear
7 April 2018|
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Response from asesar |
The Cathedral opens every day of the year. The Cathedral Museum opens every day except the 25th of December, the 1st of January and the 25th of July. Shops might be close as it is a non-working day.
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aussie602
16 January 2018|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying, yes, it is worth buying into the Museum. It is a quieter diversion if the cathedral is busy, and there is an open veranda walk at roof level, plus lots of little niches and corners to explore.
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