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Cathedral services disruption in 2018 for building work

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
#1
A press conference today has outlined the ongoing programme of restoration and repair work for the cathedral in Santiago. A lot of the focus next year will be on internal work which will severely disrupt the normal pattern of services with many masses being transferred to a nearby church. On the positive side it is expected that the main facade will be cleared of scaffolding by March to allow other work to proceed.

http://www.europapress.es/galicia/n...ada-estara-andamios-marzo-20171116143109.html

http://agencias.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=2664356
 

SRutledge

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
plan to walk in 2018
#2
i was also told the botafumero will not be in use in 2018. this is due to the interior work on the Cathedral.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago de compestella 2018
#4
I’m not able to read Spanish but am planning my first Camino in May- June 2018. Am I correct in assuming that the cathedral in Santiago will be closed on my arrival? No pilgrims mass in the cathedral, no boterfumeiro? This will seriously dampen my spirits! Whilst I understand the need for restoration all through my planning I’ve had a picture in my head of standing in the cathedral during the pilgrims mass watching the boterfumeiro swing. I honestly can’t imagine that not being the end of my first ( and possibly only ) Camino! tears in my eyes now! I have such a heavy heart Reading this
 
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