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  1. mspath

    Elegant lodging in Santiago

    Dreaming of an elegant lodging? See these Parador spaces.
  2. Arn

    Semana Santa / Holy week Santiago de Compostela 2021

    As it stands, at present, the celebration of the Easter Mass at the Cathedral will be limited to pilgrims from Galicia and, of course, others from the region. For those of you that have memories of attending the Easter Mass at the cathedral, what stands out to you? Was it a goal of yours to...
  3. B

    A stained glass window in the Cathedral

    I took this photo in 2014 in the Cathedral of Santiago. Can you tell me where the window is, and, if you know any more about it, I'd like to know it too.
  4. SabineP

    Interview with the new dean of the Cathedral in Santiago
  5. B

    What does 'quintana' mean?

    A website says: Praza da Quintana. This plaza takes its name from the quintana or burial ground that used to occupy this space until 1780, when the city's public cemetery was moved outside the old town []...
  6. AndreaCT

    Pilgrim House in Santiago

    Woohoo! I got a surprise in the mail! I wasn't expecting a patch or a lovely card and it made my heart smile. Nate and Faith and their team at Pilgrim House in Santiago are a wonderful gift to anyone. If there are any new Forum Members, check them out when you arrive in Santiago (Rua Nova 19...
  7. B

    A seven-pointed star

    Can anybody tell me where I took the attached photo? It was between Ruela Entrerrúas and the Porta de la Gloria of the Cathedral. About 9 minutes from the former and 3 minutes from the latter. It was probably in Rúa do Vilar. If you can tell me what theletters and numbers mean in the panel at...
  8. O

    Maria and Ramon, Santiago

    Maria and Ramon used to have a fruit shop at 80 Ruo del Vilar. They advertised rooms and over a few years I stayed in one or another. My favouite was in Rua da Trinidade, very close to the cathedral. Maria spoke good English, Ramon adequate English and their son spoke English like a native...
  9. C clearly

    What to do in Santiago...

    I realize this has been discussed before, but maybe it's time to reminisce about what we have done, or plan to do, when we arrive in the city of Santiago. I have a favourite place to stay - Hospederia San Martin Pinario, on the pilgrim floor, because it has everything I really want (bed...
  10. ivar

    The Cathedral as a lighthouse

    During holy years, the clock tower of the cathedral has a light turned on at the top at night. So you can more easily find your way.
  11. mspath

    The origin of the name of Santiago de Compostela

    Here in Spanish and English is a brief discussion by Carlos Rey of some realities and legends regarding the place name of Santiago de Compostela published today 31/01/21 on Enjoy your reading as we all dream of a future visit.
  12. ivar

    New Asian restaurant in Santiago

    ...this is normally not big news, but in these times (when restaurants need to be closed due to the virus) it is nice to see some optimists out there. New restaurant opens in Santiago. Very close to you exit old town by Plaza de Galicia. There are not a lot of Asian places in Santiago, so once...
  13. Peter Fransiscus

    XACOBEO 2021-2022

    Beautiful 🙏
  14. peregrina2000

    Two original Pórtico de la Gloria statues recovered

    I was doing some googling around to learn more about the extension of the Holy Year (which, it turns out, has been done once before, during the Spanish Civil War), and I came across some very interesting news. After years of battling with the heirs, just this past December the Spanish...
  15. ivar

    Pope agrees, 2022 also a holy year
  16. ivar

    TV program about the "new" cathedral in Santiago

    It is in Galician and you can see it here (50 minutes)
  17. ivar

    Botafumeiro swinging again

  18. ivar

    Live from the opening of the Holy Door (Dec. 31st 2020)

  19. Dojo

    Botafumiero Schedule

    Based on the information in the Pilgrim Office website, I understand the Botafumiero is used on specific religious holidays and individual/groups can request (and pay) for the Botafumiero to be swung at other times. My questions relates to the later; how do you find out when the Botafumiero...