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Go Historic ID
318141
names
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
coordinates
42.880713° N, 8.544445° W
styles/periods
address
Plaza del Obradoiro
phone
98-158-35-48

Essays on Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    April 30, 2012

    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. continue reading →

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Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
August 5, 2014

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