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Short URL
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Names
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Address
Plaza del Obradoiro Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
Location
Galicia  state
Spain  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
1060-1211; 1738-50
Coordinates
42.880713° N, 8.544445° W
Opening hours
Mon-Sat 11am-1pm & 4-6pm
Sun 10am-1:30pm & 4-7pm
Admission
Free
Phone
98-158-35-48

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Description of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Despite its Baroque facade, the present cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is predominantly Romanesque; in fact, one of the finest Romanesque churches in Spain. Construction began in 1060 in the reign of Alfonso VI and was completed in 1211.

Various elements were added in later centuries, culminating in the dramatic Baroque transformation of the exterior in the 16th-18th centuries. The interior of the cathedral, however, retains its pure Early Romanesque style.

Holly Hayes
April 30, 2012

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