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Holy Year 2021

March 31, 2020
The last Jacobean Years were 1999, 2004, 2010 and the next Holy Year 2021. The first Jubilee / Holy / Jacobean Year was established by Pope Callistus II in 1122 for the year 1126. The Holy Years have been celebrated, since then, when the Santiago festival (July 25), falls on Sunday. Periodically, as a general rule, these happen… Continued
Santiago Compostela Cathedral

Porch of Glory

March 31, 2020
The Portico de la Gloria of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the highest expression of Romanesque art in Spain and worldwide, built in marble and granite. It is located at the Western entrance, which is the main entrance to the Cathedral of Santiago. Work done by Master Mateo and his disciples at the end… Continued
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Year of Mercy 2016

November 12, 2015
The Year of Mercy takes place after the recent Franciscan Year of 2014, Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee, through the papal bull called "Mercy Vultus" with the mercy of God as its fundamental axis. We are, therefore, before a Holy Year of Mercy. Its official start will be… Continued
Santiago Compostela Cathedral

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

26 for July, 2018
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 Pórtico de la Gloria already look more renewed. A thorough face wash to eliminate the color "blackish" and even the moss that came out of some of its stones. … Continue
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