Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Catedral de Santiago de Compostela agosto 2018 (cropped).jpg
The Western façade of the cathedral as seen from the Praza do Obradoiro.
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictSantiago de Compostela
LeadershipArchbishop Julián Barrio Barrio
Location
LocationSantiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Geographic coordinates42°52′50″N 8°32′40″W / 42.880602°N 8.544377°W / 42.880602; -8.544377Coordinates: 42°52′50″N 8°32′40″W / 42.880602°N 8.544377°W / 42.880602; -8.544377
Architecture
Architectural typeCathedral
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Groundbreaking1075
Completed1211
Specifications
Direction of façadeWest
Capacity1,200
Length100 metres (330 ft)
Width70 metres (230 ft)
Height (max)75 metres (246 ft)
Spire(s)2
Official name: Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated1985[1]
Reference no.320bis
Official name: Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana
22 August 1896
(R.I.) - 51 - 0000072 - 00000[2]
Website
www.catedraldesantiago.es

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galician: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela) is a cathedral in Galicia in Spain. It is in the World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela. People believe that Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus, is buried there. The building is a Romanesque structure with later Gothic and Baroque additions.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  2. "Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana". Patrimonio Historico – Base de datos de bienes inmuebles (in Spanish). Ministerio de Cultura. Retrieved 9 January 2011.

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