How did the apostle Santiago remains get to Compostela? Who was Bishop Gelmírez? Why is it a tradition to embrace the Saint when people finish the Camino de Santiago? We give you the answers to these and many other questions.
We also explain the symbols and iconography and provide you with the keys to history that have marked their development, all livened up with anecdotes about personalities who were relevant to this cathedral, such as St. James the Great – of Santiago el Mayor in Spanish, Bishop Gelmírez and master Mateo, among others. We guide you through a 1.000-year historical and artistic tour on one of the most important temples in Christianity.
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•Listen to entertaining, quality narrations developed by professionals.
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•Choose between the suggested itineraries or simply guide yourself following your own tastes and time schedule.
•Orientate yourself at any time thanks to the interactive GPS positioned maps.
•Access all the useful information about the museum: opening hours, accessibility, website, etc.
•Read the explanations in text format.
•Forget about queues at the withdrawal and deposits desks. Enjoy this and future visits with the convenience of having everything on your mobile phone.
•Get an excellent view of the evolution of the monument and its history.
We guide you through:
-An introduction to Santiago Cathedral
-The Apostle St. James the Greater. History and legend
-The origins of the Cathedral
-The Obradoiro Facade: the origin of the name
-The Obradoiro facade.
-The Obradoiro portico
-The Obradoiro Square
-The bell towers and the Ratchet Tower
-The Obradoiro staircase and the Portico of Glory crypt
-The Platerías doorway
-The Clock Tower and the Treasure Tower
-The history of a thousand-year-old church
-The chamber and the crypt containing the relics of St. James
-From the Chapel of El Pilar to the Holy Doorway
-From the Chapel of the Saviour to the Chapel of St. -Bartholomew
-The Chapels in the Transept
-The Chapels in the naves
-The Portico of Glory: origins
-The Portico of Glory and Master Mateo
-Looking at the Pórtico de la Gloria
-Pórtico de la Gloria: the Central Arch
-Portico of Glory: the tympanum
-Portico of Glory: the Pillars
-Portico of Glory: the side arches
-The central nave
-The transept and the botafumeiro censer
-Battle of Clavijo and the baptistry
-Plaza de la Quintana: The Royal Doorway and the Holy Doorway.
-The Azabachería Doorway
-The Chapel of the Relics and the Royal Pantheon
-The Gelmírez Palace
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