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soon accede by scaffold until Porch of the Gloria

PILGRIMSPLAZA

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http://www.fbarrie.org/fundacion/ingles/home.htm - Pórtico de la Gloria - Tour schedule

Booking guided tours of the Portico of Glory by PILGRIMSPLAZA on April 6th, 2009, 6:28 pm on http://www.pilgrimage-to-santiago.com/b ... tml#p33482

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Searching Pórtico de la Gloria on http://www.elcorreogallego.es (> Galicia) gave 2 results:

A - El Pórtico de la Gloria podrá visitarse en pequeños grupos - 30.03.2009 | EFE. Santiago

[1] Pórtico de la Gloria, una de las piezas maestras de la catedral de Santiago de Compostela, podrá visitarse a partir de mañana en reducidos grupos con la posibilidad de acercarse a las obras de estudios para restaurar esa joya del románico, informaron hoy los organizadores.

[2] Los visitantes podrán ver con detalle las figuras de piedra que rodean la bóveda de acceso a la catedral y comprobar así la erosión y la desaparición de los policromados originales que los expertos tratan ahora de identificar con el objetivo de restaurar.

[3] La organización de las visitas correrá a cargo de la fundación Barrié, que financia el programa de estudios con el objetivo de restaura esa obra del Maestro Mateo, el arquitecto y escultor que llevó a cabo los trabajos originales en el siglo XII. Los peregrinos, turistas, visitantes o ciudadanos de Compostela que reserven esa visita gratuita limitada podrán internarse en la cripta, ascender por unas escaleras a la nave y luego acceder por un andamio hasta el Pórtico de la Gloria.

[4] Cuatro visitas guiadas, con un máximo de diez visitantes al día, podrán ver y casi tocar el Pórtico de la Gloria tras acceder por una estructura metálica a seis metros de altura, donde actualmente expertos analizan las oscilaciones de temperatura y humedad, así como otras mediciones, para determinar las causas de la erosión que ha provocado la casi completa desaparición de las pinturas que recubren las figuras de apóstoles y reliquias.

[6] Indicó que probablemente el proyecto se prolongará varios meses "porque en las restauraciones nunca son previsibles a ciencia fija los calendarios". El deán insinuó así que en 2010, coincidiendo con el año xacobeo, la catedral podría estar envuelta en trabajos de restauración, pero restó importancia a ello por considerar que es necesario restaurar la erosión de siglos para devolver la imagen a ese monumento.

In Babel Fish translation:

A [1] Porch of the Gloria, one of the masterful pieces of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, will be able to be visited as of morning in reduced groups with the possibility of approaching works of studies to recover that jewel of the Romanesque one, informed the organizers today.

[2] The visitors will be able to in detail see the stone figures that surround the vault from access to the cathedral and to verify therefore the erosion and the disappearance of the original policromados ones that the experts now try to identify with the aim of recovering.

[3] The organization of the visits will be the responsibility of the Barrié foundation, that finances the training program with the aim of recovers that work of the Mateo Teacher, the architect and sculptor that carried out the original works in century XII. The pilgrims, tourists, visitors or citizens of Compostela that reserve that limited gratuitous visit will be able to go into in cripta, to ascend by stairs to the ship and soon to accede by a scaffold until the Porch of the Gloria.

[4] Four guided visits, with a maximum of ten visitors to the day, will be able to see and almost touch the Porch of the Gloria after acceding by a metallic structure to six meters of height, where at the moment expert they analyze the oscillations of temperature and humidity, as well as other measurements, to determine the causes of the erosion that has caused almost complete disappearance of the paintings that cover the figures of apostles and relics.

[6] It indicated that probably the project will extend several months " because in the restorations never they are foreseeable to fixed science calendarios". The dean insinuated so in 2010, agreeing with the xacobeo year, the cathedral could be surrounded in works of restoration, but reduced importance to it of considering that it is necessary to recover the erosion of centuries to give back the image to that monument. "

Picture: Detalle del Pórtico de la Gloria, tras la presentación de las visitas guiadas a la obra que permitirán admirar en una nueva perpectiva la obra del Maestre Mateo desde el andamio utilizado para su restauración - Detail of the Porch of the Gloria, after the presentation of the visits guided the work that will allow to admire in a new perpectiva the work of the Mateo Master from the scaffold used for their restoration - PHOTO: EFE/Lavandeira jr

Also see: B -
El Pórtico de la Gloria estrena el programa de visitas desde el andamio
Por primera vez desde su construcción, todas las figuras del Pórtico da Gloria de la Catedral compostelana podrán ser contempladas a la altura de la vista gracias a la colocación de unos andamios. Aunque el motivo principal de l... - 31.03.2009 | CAROLINA A. PIÑEIRO/AGN

and: C - http://www.elcorreogallego.es/santiago/ ... cia-411494 - CAROLINA A. PIÑEIRO/AGN

[1] Por primera vez desde su construcción, todas las figuras del Pórtico da Gloria de la Catedral compostelana podrán ser contempladas a la altura de la vista gracias a la colocación de unos andamios. Aunque el motivo principal de la presencia de estas estructuras sean las labores de conservación del monumento románico, la Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza aprovecha la ocasión para ofrecerle a los visitantes la vista más cercana posible a los elementos que componen el conjunto.

[2] Esto será posible a partir de hoy, una vez han sido finalizadas las obras de acondicionamiento de la Cripta de la Catedral como centro de recepción de visitantes. De este modo, las personas que lo deseen podrán hacer su reserva para acceder al templo tal y como lo hacían antiguamente los peregrinos: por la también llamada 'Catedral vella'. Allí se encontrarán justo debajo del Pórtico y así lo anuncian dos ángeles situados en el techo de la cripta sosteniendo una luna y un sol.

[3] Pero antes de elevarse a la altura de la que algunos expertos sostienen es la representación de la gloria, un vídeo les instruirá con información básica sobre la construcción y componentes del arco románico. Tras finalizar el vídeo, guías expertos dirigirán la visita hacia el interior de la basílica hasta alcanzar los andamios y, previas medidas de protección, acceder al nivel del tímpano. En lo más alto del Pórtico podrán permanecer un máximo de ocho minutos y siempre en grupos de hasta 10 personas. El recorrido finalizará en el punto de partida, donde el personal de recepción obsequiará a los visitantes con una publicación sobre la pieza más representativa del conjunto catedralicio.

[4] La posibilidad de observar la obra a algo menos de dos metros está dirigida a todo tipo de visitantes, que podrán formalizar su reserva a través de Internet -en http://www.fundacionbarrie.org- o de modo presencial en la propia cripta, situada en los bajos de la Catedral. La duración total del recorrido es de unos 50 minutos. En cuanto a los horarios, se realizarán cuatro visitas diarias a partir de hoy a las 10.45 horas, a las 12.30 horas, a las 15.15 horas y a las 16.30 horas.

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[6] Según señalaba en Radio Obradoiro el co director del estudio, el hecho de que se supere a menudo el aforo del templo, provoca que la convivencia entre la función religiosa, la cultural y la turística, no sea armónica. Miguel Ángel Troitiño.

[7] El informe también recomienda poner fin a determinadas prácticas y rituales, como el del Santo dos Croques, que pueden entrar en conflicto con la conservación del patrimonio y complicar la movilidad en el templo. En opinión de Troitiño, la gente lo entendería si se le explica bien.

In Bable Fish translation:

C [1] For the first time from their construction, all the figures of the Porch give Gloria of the compostelana Cathedral could be contemplated around the view thanks to the positioning of scaffolds. Although the main reason for the presence of these structures is the workings of conservation of the monument Romanesque, the Foundation Pedro Barrié of Maza takes advantage of the occasion to offer to the visitors the possible view to him nearest the elements that compose the set.

[2] This will be possible as of today, once have been finalized works of preparation of the Cripta of the Cathedral like center of reception of visitors. In this way, the people wish who it will be able to make their reserve to accede to the temple as they made the pilgrims formerly: by also called ' Cathedral vella'. There they will be right under the Porch and thus they announce two angels located in the ceiling of cripta maintaining to a moon and a sun.

[3] But before rising around that some experts maintain is the representation of the glory, a video will instruct with basic information on the construction and components to them of the arc Romanesque. After finalizing the video, expert guides will direct the visit towards the interior of the basilica until reaching the scaffolds and, previous measures of protection, acceding at the level of the eardrum. In highest of the Porch they will be able to always remain a maximum of eight minutes and in groups of up to 10 people. The route will finalize in the departure point, where the reception personnel will flatter to the visitors with a publication on the most representative piece of the cathedral set.

[4] The possibility of observing the work rather less two meters is directed to all type of visitors, who will be able to formalize their reserve through Internet - in http://www.fundacionbarrie.org - or of actual way in own cripta, located in the low ones of the Cathedral. The total duration of the route is of about 50 minutes. As far as the schedules, four daily visits as of today to the 10,45 hours will be realised, to the 12,30 hours, the 15,15 hours and the 16,30 hours.

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[6] According to it indicated in Obradoiro Radio the Co director of the study, the fact that the gauging of the temple is often surpassed, causes that the coexistence between the religious function, cultural and the tourist one, is not harmonic. Miguel Troitiño Angel.

[7] The report also recommends to end certain practices and rituals, like the one of two Santo Croques, that can enter conflict with the conservation of the patrimony and complicate mobility in the temple. According to Troitiño, it would understand it to people if it is explained to him well.

Picture: [8] Un cámara graba el Pórtico de la Gloria tras la presentación del programa de visitas guiadas - A camera records the Porch of the Gloria after the presentation of the program of guided visits - PHOTO: Lavandeira Jr/efe
 

PILGRIMSPLAZA

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Booking guided tours of the Portico of Glory

Following our post of yesterday: see http://www.fbarrie.org/fundacion/ingles/home.htm :

Through its participation as exclusive sponsor in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Programme, the Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza has set itself the goal of opening up to society as a whole a multi-faceted, open cultural project that will make a definitive contribution to disseminating the importance of preserving major aspects of our cultural heritage such as the Portico of Glory. To this end the Foundation has organised this programme of guided tours, offered free of charge to groups of limited size for the duration of the project for the preventive conservation and restoration of the Portico of Glory.

Route
The tour starts in the Cathedral Crypt, where the Visitor Reception Centre is located, with the showing of a video about the Portico and the peculiarities and challenges the project for its restoration pose to experts. This same area contains the exhibition of the nineteen wooden replicas of the medieval musical instruments being played by the Elders of the Apocalypse in the central arch of the Portico.

Specialist guides will then lead the tour up the inner stairs of the Crypt to the inside of the Cathedral and from there to the Portico of Glory, where the group will climb the scaffolding to reach the tympanum, this being a unique opportunity to contemplate the most representative sculptural group of the whole building from a privileged perspective. The singular nature of the stonework and structure requires particular attention to be paid to aspects such as the safety of visitors, and it is therefore essential to obey all the safety instructions posted to this effect.

Bookings
The guided tours of the Portico of Glory are free of charge.
Bookings can be made through this booking system or in person at the Portico of Glory Visitor Reception Centre in the Cathedral Crypt (Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela).
Bookings can be made for any available date, indicating the number of persons in the group and the language in which the commentary is to be given.
The Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza reserves the right to change the schedule and itinerary of tours in accordance with the requirements of preventive conservation and restoration work.
Visitors should arrive at the Portico of Glory Visitor Reception Centre in the Cathedral Crypt (Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela) ten minutes before the scheduled time for their tour.

Information
Opening hours of the Portico of Glory Visitor Reception Centre in the Cathedral Crypt (Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela):

- Monday to Saturday: 10.00-14.00; 15.00-18.30
- Sunday: 10.00-13.30

Safety and recommendations

- The visit includes climbing up the scaffolding in the Portico of Glory to a platform located 6 metres above floor level.
- Children must be over 12 years of age and accompanied by a responsible adult.
- All objects (backpacks, cameras and video cameras, etc.) must be left in the left-luggage office provided for this purpose in the crypt.
- Due to the characteristics of the scaffolding, flat-soled footwear should be worn.
- People who suffer from vertigo or physical limitations that restrict their mobility are advised not to climb the scaffolding.

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PS: Please send us a close-up picture of the faces of the Christ, both James's, Daniel, Salomé and/or the head of Saint James's Tau staff with the broken end. Is that a bear or a dog's face?
Thank you!
Enjoy!
Geert
 

PILGRIMSPLAZA

Active Member
access scaffolding Pórtico de la Gloria booked till June (?)

My understanding of Spanish and babblefish English is poor but it seems that the access of the scaffolding in the Pórtico de la Gloria is allready booked in April and May. See:

http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/portada/index.htm > Galicia > Santiago
http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/santiago/2 ... 645203.htm
Viernes 10 de abril del 2009 Actualizado 5:13H

Las plazas para visitar el Pórtico de la Gloria se agotaron en 10 días. Las nuevas fechas se conocerán en función de las indicaciones del equipo que trabaja en la restauración. El último de los 2.000 puestos disponibles para subirse al andamio en abril y mayo fue reservado ayer
(…)
The places to visit the Porch of the Gloria were run out in 10 days The new dates will be known based on the indications of the equipment that works in the restoration The last one of the 2,000 positions available to rise the scaffold in April and May was reserved yesterday.
(...)

The paper shows a nice picture of the scaffolding.
Happy Easter!
 

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PILGRIMSPLAZA

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No cameras on the scaffold in the Pórtico de la Gloria!

In Booking guided tours of the Portico of Glory on miscellaneous-topics/topic5719.html#p33482 we asked:
PS: Please send us a close-up picture of the faces of the Christ, both James's, Daniel, Salomé and/or the head of Saint James's Tau staff with the broken end. Is that a bear or a dog's face?
But we have to withdraw that request. See for information and reservation on seeing the Pórtico de la Gloria: http://www.fundacionbarrie.org

Información
Atención al público del Centro de Recepción de Visitantes al Pórtico de la Gloria, en la Cripta de la Catedral de Santiago (Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela) en los siguientes horarios:
- Horario de apertura al público: De lunes a sábado de 10:00 a 14:00 y de 15:00 a 18:30; Los domingos de 10:00 a 13:30 pero no se realizarán visitas.
- Horario de visitas guiadas: De lunes a sábado a las 10:45, 12:30, 15:15 y 16:30. Tendrán una duración de una hora.

Seguridad y recomendaciones
- La visita incluye una subida al nivel visitable del andamio del Pórtico de la Gloria a 6 metros de altura.
- Los menores de edad sólo podrán subir al andamio a partir de los 12 años cumplidos y acompañados de un adulto responsable. La edad del menor deberá acreditarse convenientemente.
- Los objetos (mochilas, cámaras fotográficas y de vídeo,etc...) deben depositarse en la consigna habilitada en la cripta.
- Por las características del andamio, es IMPRESCINDIBLE calzar zapato plano y preferiblemente con suela de goma.
- Se desaconseja la subida al andamio a las personas con vértigo y limitaciones físicas que dificulten el movimiento.

In babblefish translation:

Information
Attention to the public of the Center of Reception of Visitors to the Porch of the Gloria, in the Cripta of the Cathedral of Santiago (Place of the Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela) in the following schedules:
- Hour of opening to the public: Of Monday to Saturday of 10:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 18:30; Sundays of 10:00 to 13:30 but visits will not be realised.
- Hour of guided visits: Of Monday to Saturday to the 10:45, 12:30, 15:15 and 16:30. They will last of one hour.

Security and recommendations
- The visit includes an ascent at the visitable level of the scaffold of the Porch of the Gloria to 6 meters of height.
- The juniors will only be able to raise the scaffold as of the 12 years fulfilled and accompanied by a responsible adult. The age of the minor will have to be credited properly.
- The objects (knapsacks, cameras and of video, etc…) they must be deposited in the slogan qualified in cripta.
- By the characteristics of the scaffold, it is ESSENTIAL to preferably wear flat shoe and with rubber sole.
- One advises against the physical ascent to the scaffold to the people with vertigo and limitations that impede the movement.

We're still very interested in
the head of Saint James's Tau staff with the broken end. Is that a bear or a dog's face?
Anyone?
Enjoy!
 

Priscillian

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 1999, Aragones 2000, Desde Le Puy 2002, Portuguese 2009, hoping RDLP 2014
I think any pilgrim with the intention of gazing on the Portico will be awfully disappointed. You can't put your fingers into the tree of Jesse (they are renovating it which probably means they'll fill the holes with cement - make 'em all nice and smooth like), you can't knock yourself out on Master Mateo's head (so no extra knowledge for you) and finally not only can you not get to see the Portico (I undestood that guided visits were to be allowed) but in the week that I was there (admittedly the week of the Festival, but also come to think of it from the 1st to the 4th July) you can't even get a glimpse of it it is so shrouded with scaffolding etc.
 

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