Contact details

Praza das Praterias, s/n
15704  Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña  (Galicia)
informacion.mdperegrinacions@xunta.es
http://museos.xunta.es/es/peregrinacions
Tel.:+34 981581558
Fax.:+34 981581955

Location

Coruña, A


Description

Ode to the Apostle

This museum is divided into three floors, and is a tribute to Saint James the Apostle and the pilgrims who come to visit his relics.

This museum highlights the importance of the popular devotion to Saint James and the development of the pilgrimage routes to his tomb which started in the High Middle Ages, particularly in Europe. It consists of eight rooms which explain the origins of the cult of Saint James through images, objects and documents, as well as the beginnings and evolution of the pilgrimages, how the different routes and the town of Santiago de Compostela gradually took shape, and the influence of these pilgrimages on the artistic development of this city's crafts guilds. The museum also has another site in the Plaza de Las Platerías square, in front of the cathedral.

  • Designation: Regional museum
  • Content: Religious art

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Tuesday to Friday

    From 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Saturday

  • Public holidays and Sunday
    From 10:15 AM to 2:45 PM From 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

Prices

  • Admission free

Services

Disabled facilities, Left items and cloakroom service, Shop

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