Useful information about the Camino of Saint James Pilgrimage and Santiago de Compostela

Guided Visit to The Cathedral

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If you come to Santiago de Compostela, one of the activities that we recommend is a guided tour of the Cathedral.

Whether you have done the Camino de Santiago , or just as if you come to visit, you will be delighted to discover details of this architectural patrimony.

You can see : the cloister , the Treasury , the Chapter House, the Botafumeiro , Tapestries Goya, Rubens and Teniers, the Stone Choir of Maestro Mateo , Obradoiro's balcony and the famous Codex Calixtino.

Also there are guided visits to the decks , the tribune, the Portico de la Gloria and archaeological excavations.

The schedule is as follows : April-October : 9: 00h to 20: 00h November-March : 10: 00h to 20: 00h

Information and reservations or telephone 902557812

The Botafumeiro

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The "botafumeiro" ("thurible" in Galician) is one of the most famous and popular of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is an incense burner of great dimensions that moves from the central dome of the Cathedral, from where it hangs by a system of pulleys to the aisles. Eight men are needed to move it, the known 'tiraboleiros', since it weighs 53 kg. and measuring 1.50 meters; It is suspended at a height of 20 meters and it can reach high speed.

The "botafumeiro" is used for liturgical purposes, in the same way that any priest would use an incense burner on the altar, and you can see the following days of Eucharistic Celebration:

-The Epiphany of the Lord: 6 January-Sunday of resurrection

- the Ascension of the Lord

- the appearance of Apostle-Clavijo: May 23

- Pentecost - the martyrdom of James: 25 July

- The assumption of Mary: 15 August

- All saints: 1 November-Christ King

- The Immaculate Conception: 8 December

- Christmas: 25 December

- Transfer of the remains of the Apostle: Dec. 30

The "botafumeiro" on the occasion of pilgrimages that have applied it to the Cathedral can also operate.

 Flying botafumeiro


Ultreia Ring

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Jewels of the Camino

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Joyas del Camino

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