Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña
Visit the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral with our guided tours, which will show you the heart of this monument located in a city considered a World Heritage Site.
Visiting the Cathedral is admiring one of the best-preserved beauties of Romanesque architecture in Spain. Located in the Obradoiro place, welcomes all those who have undertaken the Camino de Santiago.
This Cathedral is one of the main pilgrimage points in the world for housing the tomb of the Apostle Santiago. But, in addition, its interior possesses a unique artistic beauty: the recently restored Porch of the Glory of Mateo, the Calixtino Codex, the majesty of the Basilica, the Embrace of the Apostle, the rich permanent collection of the Cathedral Museum or the popular Botafumeiro, make the entrance to the Cathedral of Santiago an obligatory stop for visitors to the beautiful city of Santiago.
The entrance to the Cathedral is free, but if you want to discover all details, we advise you to buy guided tours that we offer you in which you can discover all the secrets of this Cathedral.
With the exception of the "Pórtico de la Gloria", the entrance to the Cathedral of Santiago is free. But if you want to enjoy the experience, we recommend that you choose one of our visits.
The secrets of one of the most visited monuments in Spain, uncovered.
*If you have purchased reduced tickets, you must prove it at the moment of showing your ticket.
*Free tickets are reserved for children under 12 years old accompanied by adults (not applicable to school groups), priests and members of ICOM. (Limit: eight free tickets per purchase)
The Botafumeiro: the symbol of this cathedral, a 53 kg incense burner and measures 1.5 meters. Eight men (Tiraboleiros) are needed to move it. All this makes it the largest in the world. It is used in special liturgies such as the Epiphany of the Lord, Christmas Day, etc.
An embrace of the Apostle: A Jacobean Rite. It consists in giving a hug to the Apostle Santiago, representing a thankfulness to the saint for his help during the long journey or to ask for some wish. The statue is behind the High Altar and is more than 800 years old.
Calixtino Codex: a manuscript book from the mid-12th century. This codex contains the oldest text of the Liber Sancti Iacobi (a compilation of writings, sermons, masses and songs in honour of Santiago). It was stolen in 2011 and later recovered a year later.
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