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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You may enter for free, but it's recommended to have a guided tour for some Euros Botafumeiro show is special. But, I want to emphasize hugging Santiago statue, it was an special moment. Santiago's tomb is pretty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juan David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge historical building, with many altars and vaults. Crowds very well controlled by staff. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, nice architecture attracts international religious pilgrims, a must visit place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took us a while to find the main entrance which is around the right side of the cathedral (if you are facing the front). Take your time to see everything there is to see. Can be very busy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank canoeboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cathedral and enjoyed it's size and beauty. We could not get much information from the descriptions because there was no English translation. They do provide easy access to the Saint James crypt and the area behind the alter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank O7950YPjoans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cathedral has been beautifully restored. Take the tour of the roof. It is in Spanish but you will be able to follow along well enough

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cgnapoli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the cathedral where you can embrace the holy James, the museum is very interesting with many exhibits from the history of the church. Besides the museum, there is an exhibition on Master Mateo, who was a medieval architect and sculptor. The old town is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christ F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is antique yet being kept clean and sacred. Photos are allowed without flash, and the people are all friendly. The ambience is unique since a lot of people come from pilgrimage.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GustiCitraP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is famous in that pilgrams travel to the cathedral following St. James Way. We observed hundreds of people, old and young in the plaza after they completed their walk. Very easy to spot as they all wore hiking boots, walking sticks and backpacks....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of a Camino or just visiting the city the Cathedral is a must!!! Very historic and visitor friendly. I look forward to all the renovations being completed. DO NOT MISS IT

Date of experience: November 2018
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David D
18 November 2018|
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Response from asesar |
The restauration of the Portico is finished. It was opened for visit during the summer. Right now they are covering it due to the start of the works inside the Cathedral. It´s planned to be reopened again on January.
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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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