The Cathedral of Santiago

frenchway-caminoways-santiago-cathedralThe Goal of the Camino

Over the centuries thousands of Pilgrims have made the Way to Santiago. The present times are different than those when the Way first began. The same occurs with the motivations, but in the end the purpose remains the same, to visit the Apostolic Tomb of Saint James the Greater, disciple of Jesus Christ the Lord.

Beneath the altar, in a silver urn in the Tomb of the Apostle Saint James are where lie his remains, alongside those of his disciples Saint Athanasius and Saint Theodore.

It is the ideal place to say a private prayer before one of the preferred Apostle’s of the Lord, as well as a place to meditate regarding the best way to follow Jesus Christ.

Via this website,, you can take a virtual visit to the Tomb and the Cathedral.

The Apostle Saint James is one of the three Apostles that made up the group closest to Jesus. His disciples in searching for a place to give him an honorable burial brought his body to where today is known as Santiago de Compostela. It is where in medieval times the cathedral that stands today was built.
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Confession is available throughout the day. If there are no priests in the confessionals, or you are seeking confession in your own language, please ask in the sacristy.

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