Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

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Cathedral o Santiago de Compostela
The Wastren façade o the cathedral as seen frae the Praza do Obradoiro.
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictSantiago de Compostela
LeadershipAirchbishop Julián Barrio Barrio
LocationSantiago de Compostela, Galicie, Spain
Geografic coordinates42°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
StyleRomanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Direction o façadeWast
Lenth100 metre (330 ft)
Weenth70 metre (230 ft)
Hicht (max)75 metre (246 ft)
Official name: Santiago de Compostela (Auld Toun)
Criteriai, ii, vi
Reference no.320bis
Official name: Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana
Designatit22 August 1896
Reference no.(R.I.) - 51 - 0000072 - 00000[2]

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (Spaingie an Galicie: 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.

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  1. "Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)". Retrieved 10 Januar 2011.
  2. "Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana". Patrimonio Historico – Base de datos de bienes inmuebles (in Spanish). Ministerio de Cultura. Retrieved 9 Januar 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)