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.

This is especially true if you are walking the Camino de Santiago this year during the Holy Year celebrations, which the Pope extended towards the end of 2021 in order to allow for more celebration following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pilgrim's Mass Santiago

If you are hoping to attend mass when you are in Santiago, there are quite a few chances during 2022. 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.

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