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Pilgrim Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Great news! Restoration works are complete and the Pilgrim Mass is now back in the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

In time for Holy Year 2021, pilgrims will once again be welcome to mass in the Cathedral twice daily.

The Pilgrim Mass will be held daily at 12 noon in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, as well as a second pilgrim mass at 19.30.

Social distancing rules will apply so those wishing to reserve a seat should arrive early as there will be limited capacity.


Priests who wish to concelebrate at the Pilgrim Mass should go to the sacristy at 11.45 am.

At the beginning of the Pilgrim Mass in Santiago de Compostela a list is read out of the number of pilgrims who have been received in the Pilgrims’ Office in the last 24 hours.

It will also be read out where they come from and where they started their pilgrimage.

Confessions at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Confessions will be heard in the Cathedral in:

– Capilla de la Soledad, from 10 am to 12 am

– Capilla Nuestra Señora del Pilar, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

*Please note that due to restoration works ongoing in the Cathedral, the Botafumeiro will not currently be used in ceremonies.

For further information and the most up to date schedule for mass in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral:

In addition, there is a Pilgrim Prayer from 1st May to 30th October from Monday to Saturday at 20.30 at the Capilla del Santísimo.

Arranging mass in the Cathedral for a group

Groups arriving in Santiago with a priest may book a chapel in the Cathedral for a private mass.

To do so e-mail the Pilgrims’ Office: [email protected] or [email protected]

For more information about the Camino de Santiago or to book your Camino trip, contact our travel specialists


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