The imminent beginning of the works inside the Cathedral of Santiago, which due to its scope and magnitude, will make impossible to maintain the normal activity in the main altar, naves and in the chapels of the Basilica, starting on Monday, January 28th , the worship will take place in other churches in the city.

The Cathedral: hours and access

The Cathedral will remain open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., so it will be accessible to pilgrims and visitors, although some spaces will be bounded. The ritual of embracing the Apostle can still be performed in its niche and descend to the apostolic crypt.

Pilgrim embracing the Apostle

Pilgrim embracing the Apostle

The only door that will remain open for access will be the Platerías door in the Platerías square with double use: entrance and exit, also fulfilling the function of exit gate of Pórtico Real. Access by the Azabachería door is reserved for the uses and needs of the works.

Platerias square and entrance

The term of execution of this intervention is 12 months.

The Botafumeiro

Due to the restoration works inside the Cathedral, until further notice, there will be no Botafumeiro ceremony.

Pilgrims’ mass

The daily pilgrims’ mass, at 12:00 noon, will be celebrated in the church of S. Francisco, just 350 m away from the Obradoiro Square.


The church of Santa María Salomé (Rua Nova, 31 – 400m away from the Cathedral) will host the celebration of the Eucharist with the following hours:

  • 7:30 a.m, 9:00 a.m, 10:00 and 7:00 p.m from Mondays to Sundays.
  • Saturday afternoon also at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, in addition to the indicated celebrations, there will be mass at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Parish of the Corticela

Maintains its usual mass at 11:00 h.

Groups of pilgrims in different languages

Locations to be anounced. For futher information please contact:


Confessions ​​will be distributed in the churches of S. Fructuoso, S. Fiz de Solovio, St. Maria Salomé and in the chapel of the International Pilgrims’ welcome Center at the Pilgrims’ office, Rua Carretas 33.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in two churches:

  • Church of Las Huérfanas: daily from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m and from 4 p.m to 7 p.m – Blessing and Holy Rosary at 6:40 p.m
  • Church of San Fernando: from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m to 8 p.m

Other festivies

The main solemnities and festivities, which will be duly indicated, will be celebrated in the church of S. Martín Pinario (Festivity of the Apostle Santiago, Misa Crismal, S. Juan de Ávila …).

Pórtico de la Gloria

The Pórtico de la Gloria can be visited booking in advance. The access would be through the museum entrance (Pazo de Xelmírez Door).

For further details about mass hours you can contact us.