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LOCATION AND INFORMATION

Name:
Santiago Cathedral
Name (Cartographic Ref.):
Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
Arzobispado de Santiago de Compostela
GPS Coordinates (Latitude):
42.88055600
GPS Coordinates (Longitude):
-8.54522800
Autonomous Community:
Galicia
Municipality:
Santiago de Compostela
Postcode:
15705
Address:
Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña
Contact:
Santiago Film Commission
Phone:
(+34) 981 580 499
Languages:
Spanish
English
Galician

Description:
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the most outstanding building of Romanesque art in Spain. It is also the final destination of all the Pilgrimages to Santiago (St. James), which, during centuries, brought Christendom’s pilgrims to the apostle’s tomb. And that is not all; it is the starting point for the construction of a monumental city, Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña, Galicia), that arose in a sacred forest at the End of the World, with the vocation of becoming a Holy City and a World Heritage City.
Solar position of Principal facade:
Oeste
Hours of Daylight:
15 / 9
Climate:
The humid oceanic climate guarantees mild temperatures throughout the year. The annual mean temperature is around 15 o C, with an average of 8 o C in winter and a pleasant summer with temperatures ranging from 20 to 27 o C. Most of the rain falls in winter, with variable amounts in spring and autumn.
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ARCHITECTURE/HISTORY/CULTURE

Historical Period:
11th-13th centuries
Architectural Style:
Románico
State of Conservation:
In good state
Level of protection:
Complete Monumental Protection
Filmed Productions:
- 'Ilegal' (Ignacio Vilar, 2003)
- 'Te llevaré al final del mundo' (Christine Kabisch, 2010)
Historical-Cultural Context:
During its long existence, the Cathedral has been the setting of all kinds of sacred and mundane episodes, ranging from the crowning of Galician kings in the Middle Ages to the garrisoning of French troops during the Spanish War of Independence, as well as centuries of agreements and disagreements, exaltations and lynchings, political conspiracies and religious splendour, incendiary attacks and costly beautification campaigns, pomp and charity, donations and plundering, prebends and patronages, solemn offerings and, above all, incessant pilgrimages to the apostle’s tomb.
Related Locations:
- Plaza del Obradoiro
- Parador de Santiago de Compostela

ACCESS/SERVICES

Access Difficulty::
Easy
Distance to Parking:
280 m.
Vegetation density:
Without vegetation

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