Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Many pilgrims who finish their Camino in the city of Santiago de Compostela often want to attend a special pilgrim’s mass in the cathedral. It’s the ultimate reward after the long journey to the city.

Pilgrim's Mass Santiago

If you are hoping to attend mass when you are in Santiago, there are quite a few chances during the day. The pilgrim’s mass itself takes place at the main altar in the Cathedral of Santiago four times a day:

  • 7.30 am
  • 9.30 am
  • 12 noon
  • 7.30 pm

There is also an English language mass every day at 10.30 am. This mass takes place in the Pilgrim’s Office Chapel.

Pilgrim's Mass

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

Where they have travelled from and where they began their pilgrimage will also be read out at the beginning of the service.

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

Arranging a Group Mass in the Cathedral

Groups arriving in Santiago with a priest may book a chapel in the Cathedral for a private mass. To do so, please email the pilgrim’s office at [email protected].

For further information and the most up-to-date schedule for mass in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, please visit the cathedral’s website.

For more information about the Camino de Santiago or to book your Camino trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


  1. By Helen Lydon Swanston

    So looking forward to this very special journey walking the Camino during
    Holy week. God bless all of you, so many who work to make this a favored experience of our lifetime.

  2. By Margaret Thomas

    Hello , I did the last part of the Camino last year with a small group of pilgrims . We were all raising money for a much loved hospice and for our own personal reasons.
    I went on this journey broken , angry, grieving and in need. This journey changed my life and filled me with a sense of love , comfort and hope.
    I will be returning in a couple of weeks to pray and give thanks to my God and saviour and the people of Santiago de Compostela. Thank you

  3. By Sarah

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful message Margaret.

  4. By Maria Louisa

    I was wondering if the 7:30 pm Pilgrim Mass is still taking place.
    Kind regards

  5. By Sarah

    Hi Maria, yes, according to the Cathedral’s official website, the four mass times we have listed have not change but do check it for any news when you are in Santiago.

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