The most important cathedrals of the Camino de Santiago

Posted on October 28, 2021

Apart from the Cathedral of Santiago, the most important on the Camino, there are many other renowned cathedrals that deserve to be highlighted. In this post we will tell you about some of them and where to find them. Take note, they are obligatory stops during your adventure!

Cathedrals on the French Way.

  • Jaca Cathedral: This cathedral is located in the province of Huesca. It was built in 1077 in honor of St. Peter and, over time, has become one of the historical points of the Camino as it is one of the busiest areas.
  • Cathedral of Pamplona: It is known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, and is the most important monument of the capital of Navarre and an essential piece in its history, since the kings of the kingdom of this community were crowned here.
  • Cathedral of Burgos: In 19844 this cathedral was named as a World Heritage Site by the UNSECO. It is the only cathedral in Spain that has this distinction. In this monument you can enjoy artistic recreations such as the scene of the Last Judgment.
  • Cathedral of Leon: This cathedral is famous for changing concepts within Gothic art such as, for example, exchanging walls for stained glass windows. This fact caused it to become one of the cathedrals with more stained glass windows of medieval times.

Cathedrals on the Primitive Way.

  • Oviedo Cathedral: Inside this cathedral we can find the symbols of the Victoria crosses and the angels. They were stolen in 1977 and recovered in 1981.

Cathedrals on the Camino del Norte.

  • Cathedral of Santander: Better known as the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, this monument is located in the Cantabrian capital and was built between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. It is composed of two superimposed churches and has been rebuilt after the fire of 1941.
  • Cathedral of Bilbao: It was built between the 14th and 15th centuries. It was declared Historical and Artistic Heritage in 1931 and is one of the most important Gothic elements in the Basque Country.

Cathedrals on the Portuguese Way.        

  • Lisbon Cathedral: It is one of the emblems of the Portuguese capital. Its shape is very similar to that of a fortress with a large rose window at the entrance, in addition to its two imposing bell towers.
  • Oporto Cathedral: It is composed of different styles, most of it is baroque, although its structure and body are Romanesque. This cathedral has wonderful views in the square at the entrance to the Batalha district, with the Douro River in the background.
  • Cathedral of Tui: It is one of the most characteristic monuments within the Gothic. In this cathedral we can see many representations, such as the Virgin lying on the bed or the adoration of the Magi.

We hope this information has been of interest to you and has given you a push to dare to live and experience the adventure of the Camino de Santiago.

Remember that 2021 is a Holy Year and we can organize your Camino according to your needs. In addition, you have the maximum flexibility to cancel your cancellation.

¡Buen Camino!


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