Based in Spain since 2006

Santiago de Compostela, Horizons

Finisterre & Muxía

Day 13

Accommodations: Tour end (B)

Today is our last day in Santiago de Compostela on Camino Horizons. Our morning begins with a hearty last breakfast, while we acknowledge the bittersweet reality that today marks the culmination of our time together. After breakfast, we’re scheduled to meet our local art historian of Santiago for an engaging tour of the Cathedral.

Once we step inside the medieval part of the city, the Cathedral is just a short, leisurely stroll
away. The Plaza de Obradoiro, colloquially known as “kilometer 0,” is the square facing the
Cathedral and which holds special significance for the hundreds of pilgrims that arrive every day.
The square is surrounded by some of Santiago’s most distinguished landmarks, including the
Plateresque-style (Spanish Renaissance) Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, the Palacio de Rajoy, the
Colegio de San Jerónimo, and ultimately, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Our local guide will show us the changes this structure has undergone since the construction of
the original chapel in the early ninth century. The Cathedral’s interior unfolds in a progression
of Romanesque styles, presenting a classic layout typical of pilgrimage cathedrals. However, the
indisputable highlight within the Cathedral is the Pórtico de la Gloria, the west Romanesque
door, a masterpiece crafted by Master Mateo and completed in 1188. The Pórtico de la Gloria
features over 200 sculpted figures, seemingly brought to life as they interact realistically.

The magnificence of this final destination, coupled with the profound journey, makes every
moment worthwhile! Following the Cathedral tour, you’re welcome to join, if you wish, the
Pilgrim’s Mass at noon. We trust your journey has been enjoyable, and we eagerly look forward
to your return for another Camino adventure!

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela Camino Horizons