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Did I read it here??? Cathedral roof tour in English

Portia1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009, Portuguese 2012
Frances 2016, (Frances 2019)
I've dutifully attempted to search this information but I haven't come up with anything recent. I could have sworn that I read about this this spring--a link for reserving a tour in English of the Cathedral in Santiago. If anyone can help me--THANKS!
 

ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
Did this tour on...um...June 21st...we signed up the day before. Don't know if it fills up that fast, but totally and completely worth it. Even if you have "issues" with heights...which I do! I wouldn't have missed this for anything. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Buen Camino, Karin
 

mmm042

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
VDLP 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Have to add that yes, it's totally worth it. I did it in the off-season, so getting tickets wasn't a problem -- just walked up and bought them. Good luck!

Melanie
 

Portia1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009, Portuguese 2012
Frances 2016, (Frances 2019)
Just got our confirmation for seven people at 7 p.m. in English. I thought doing it a little before 8:30 p.m. sunset would be nice. It is our last night in Spain--we leave at 6 a.m. the next morning. This later time also gives those who want to go out to Finisterre time to get back. I'm glad to hear that it is well worth it. I didn't know about this for my last Camino.
 

Portia1

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2009, Portuguese 2012
Frances 2016, (Frances 2019)
We took this tour. Do it if you can. I scheduled our reservation on-line and requested English. They asked me what time I wanted--and when we got there, we discovered they had extended it to others wanting an English tour. One woman wore heels. Not a good idea! It was also a misty, rainy evening so I was glad I was wearing my hiking shoes.

It is amazing to walk on the roof (literally, you are walking on the roof which is granite and "stepped") and to see the city from a totally different perspective. Our guide was very informative and funny. I cannot imagine a family (the bell ringer who was also the canons' personal tailor) living on the roof with his children and chickens but there you have it! You also can view the Cathedral from above the Jesse Tree, peak into the windows and look down into the nave, and see the sculptures more clearly.
 

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