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Best Cathedrals in Spain


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Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
Best Cathedrals in Spain
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Where?: Santiago de Compostela is in the north-west of Spain, not far from the Galician coast and the city of A Coruña.

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Built: Construction began in the late 11th century, though parts were added to the cathedral as late as the 18th century.

Style: Santiago de Compostela's cathedral has a baroque façade but most of it is Romanesque.

What's Inside?: The remains of St James (Santiago). The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage culminates in a visit to St James's tomb.

Practical Information:

The museum is open from 10am until 8pm, with a siesta from 2pm until 4pm. On Sundays it doesn't reopen for the afternoon.

Website: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

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