Face Wash Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and Portico de la Gloria

It has been waiting but after years of restoration of the main facade of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Plaza del Obradoiro) and the Porch of Glory they already look more refreshed. A thorough face lift to remove the “blackish” color and even the moss that was already coming out of some of its stones.

All with the aim of an arduous restoration program so that the entire Cathedral looks its best in the next holy year 2021 and whose works will continue until then. Visits to the Pórtico de la Gloria are opened to the public, taking advantage of the Apostle Santiago Festivities.

In groups of no more than 25 people and lasting about 15 minutes It will be accessed from the steps of the main facade of Plaza del Obradoiro. May visit the Portico of Glory until Autumn, at which time it will be encapsulated to prevent damage to the interior reforms of the Cathedral itself.

The Cathedral of Santiago of Compostela

With a cost of about 17 million euros, the works on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela include not only the aforementioned facade of Plaza del Obradoiro and the famous Pórtico de la Gloria, but also the rehabilitation of the facade of Plaza Quintana, the cleaning of the Clock Tower and those of Xelmírez and Abades, as well as roofs, the restoration of the Portico and the interior rehabilitation of the basilica (the latter slower and which will imply restrictions on access and visits, as well as the operation of the Botafumeiro which pilgrims like so much)

Santiago de Compostela and its Cathedral await you, discover the main walking routes of the road to Santiago that arrive until the city that lodges the rest of the Apostle Santiago.

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