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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
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The Western façade of the cathedral as seen from the Plaza del Obradoiro.
Religion
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Santiago de Compostela
Leadership Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio
Location
Location Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Architecture
Architectural type Cathedral
Architectural style Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque
Groundbreaking 1075
Completed 1211
Specifications
Direction of façade West
Capacity 1,200
Length 100 metres (330 ft)
Width 70 metres (230 ft)
Spire(s) 2
Official name: Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
Criteria i, ii, vi
Designated 1985
Reference no. 320bis
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Catedral Igrexa Catedral Metropolitana
22 August 1896
(R.I.) - 51 - 0000072 - 00000
Website
www.catedraldesantiago.es

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galician: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela) is a cathedral in Galicia in Spain. It is in the World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela. People believe that Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus, is buried there. The building is a Romanesque structure with later Gothic and Baroque additions.

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