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The Catedral was built in the 11C but from the outside has all the characteristics of a baroque building.The Façade of the Obradoiro is a baroque masterpiece by Fernando Casas y Novoa dating back to 1750. The central building has some magnificent sculptures surrounded by high towers. In the narthex, the Portico de la Gloria is exceptionally beautiful and harmonious. It was made by Master Mateo at the end of the 12C. Many other delights await you inside. Typical of pilgrimage churches, this houses some sumptuous objects, such as the botafumeiro, an immense censer, the main altar with a statue of Saint Jacques, and the crypt and treasury that has a monstrance by Antonio de Arfe. Via a little lateral doorway, you can enter the rooms devoted to archaeological digs, the library, the capitulary room and the rooms in the upper gallery where tapestries designed by Goya, Bayeu, Rubens and Teniers hang. On leaving the museum, you will discover the Renaissance cloister designed by Juan de Alava. Finally, admire the Puerta de las Platerias, surrounded by the Torre del Reloj (clocktower) and the treasury tower. Opposite, the Casa del Cabildo is only baroque décor.

Useful Information

  • Address : pl. del Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela15705Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone : 981 58 11 55
  • E-mail : administracion@catedraldesantiago.es
  • Website :
  • Prices : free of charge

Opening hours :

  • 7am-9pm (closed to visitors during services)

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