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The Santiago Cathedral’s Interior

OK, we walked all around the Cathedral and I showed you pictures of all four plazas (see here, here, here and here) and all four Cathedral facades. Now it’s time to step inside and see what the Cathedral’s interior looks … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza da Inmaculada on the Cathedral’s North Side

The Praza da Inmaculada in Santiago de Compostela is bounded by the Monastery of  San Martiño Pinario on the north, the Santiago Cathedral on the south, a few stores along Rua da Acibecheria on the east, and a few archdiocesan … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza da Quintana and the Cathedral’s East Side

The most famous of the many doors on the east side of the Cathedral facing the Praza da Quintana is the Holy Door. This door is usually open only during Holy Years, that is when the Feast of St James … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza das Praterias — the Square of the Silversmiths

Pilgrims who walked the Camino Santiago during the Middle Ages arrived at their destination by entering the Santiago Cathedral via its north entrance off the Praza da Inmaculada (see here). For the last few hundred years they walked a tad … Continue reading

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MM 4-26 Camino Santiago Kilometer Zero — In the Open Theme

You get a great view of the Praza do Obradoiro in front of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral from the upper level of the cathedral’s cloister. Multitudes of pilgrims and tourists gather in the plaza every day as well as local … Continue reading

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MM 4-25 Inside the Santiago Cathedral

Most of what you see of the Santiago Cathedral from the outside are the facades and towers that were constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries in the Baroque style. Most of what you see inside the cathedral, however, is … Continue reading

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MM 4-24 Break Time at the End of the Camino

During our stay in Santiago last May we often walked down Rua da Acibecheria to the cathedral. One day I caught a street musician sitting on a wall near the cathedral’s north entrance taking a break from his guitar playing … Continue reading

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