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Cathedral Audio-Tour


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Hi all,

I just wanted to let you all know about a project that I am working on related to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. It is an audio tour of the cathedral that I am creating in cooperation with a professor of history at the University de Santiago de Compostela.

I just read the first draft of the manuscript last night and it looks great. This audio tour would be available for download to your mp3 player/computer (like iPod/iTunes) and will be free of charge. Since we are still early on I don't have a date of release yet, but I am hoping within a few months to have it ready. I will of course announce it here when it is done.

The tour comes with a map and we will guide you around the cathedral on the outside, showing you the different plazas and then step inside the cathedral and guiding you around the inside. My guess would be that the tour itself will be around 1 hour or so... We will have versions in English, Castelano and Galego.

... I am excited, so I just wanted to let you all know about this. I will keep you updated.

Greetings from sunny and warm Santiago,


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That's a wonderful idea Ivar.

I will be waiting for this as entering into the cathedral, at the end of my Camino, was one of the high points in my life.

If you ever contemplate a French version I would be willing to help with the translation.


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Cathedral Tour

Will the tour include the roof of the cathedral? Its a great way to see Santiago.


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We decided not to include the roof, but we will mention it during the tour as a suggested thing to do for those that want to learn more....

This is a pilot project that we are doing with TurGalicia. If this first audio tour is a success, we will do more of them... ...and then also in more languages as well, French and Norwegian included :) Thanks for your offer, will keep it in mind.

If it was not clear from my first post, the idea is that you download this before leaving home to your mp3 player and listen to it while in Santiago. You actually walk around the cathedral and we will explain figures and arches as you stand in front of them.

It will also work if you want to listen at home, but you will not see the figures and things we describe. We might include some photos of items for those using iPods (video iPods only I believe).


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