Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

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Cathedral o Santiago de Compostela
Basílica de Santiago 02.JPG
The Wastren façade o the cathedral as seen frae the Praza do Obradoiro.
Basic information
Location Santiago de Compostela, Galicie, Spain
Geografic coordinates 42°52′50″N 8°32′40″W / 42.880602°N 8.544377°W / 42.880602; -8.544377Coordinates: 42°52′50″N 8°32′40″W / 42.880602°N 8.544377°W / 42.880602; -8.544377
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Santiago de Compostela
Kintra Spain
Heritage designation 1896, 1985
Leadership Airchbishop Julián Barrio Barrio
Wabsteid www.catedraldesantiago.es
Architectural description
Airchitectural teep Cathedral
Airchitectural style Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Grundbrakkin 1060
Completit 1211
Specifications
Direction o façade Wast
Capacity 1,200
Lenth 100 metres (330 ft)
Weenth 70 metres (230 ft)
Hicht (max) 75 metres (246 ft)
Spire(s) 2
Offeecial name: Santiago de Compostela (Auld Toun)
Criterie i, ii, vi
Designatit 1985[1]
Reference no. 320bis
Invalid designation
Offeecial name: Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana
Designatit 22 August 1896
Reference no. (R.I.) - 51 - 0000072 - 00000[2]

The Cathedral o Santiago de Compostela (Galician: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela) is pairt o the Roman Catholic Airchdiocese o Santiago de Compostela, an is an integral component o the Santiago de Compostela Warld Heritage Steid in Galicie, Spain. The cathedral is the reputit burial place o Saunt James the Great, ane o the apostles o Jesus Christ. The cathedral haes historically been a place o pilgrimage on the Way o St. James syne the Early Middle Ages, an merks the tradeetional end o the pilgrimage route. The biggin is a Romanesque structur, wi later Gothic an Baroque addeetions.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. "Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana". Patrimonio Historico – Base de datos de bienes inmuebles (in Spanish). Ministerio de Cultura. Retrieved 9 Januar 2011.