Church of Saint James

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The parish church of Saint James was rebuilt for the last time in 19th century, although within its thick walls we can find elements of other churches that were erected before (in 12th and 15th centuries).
Entering through the door that is on the side of the Paseo do Espolón, there is an inscription stone which reminds us the church was built by Archbishop Xelmirez in 1133, where we can read: “Dominus Eclesia Procurator edificavit in era MCLXXI”, that can be translated as “The Procurator built it in MCLXXI era”. Moreover, on the left side of the main altar, there is a stone pulpit, with the image of Saint James like a pilgrim, from the 15th century. It belonged to the Gothic church built by Archbishop Lope de Mendoza.

In the various altars and walls of the church, we can see different elements of the Jacobean tradition and images of Saint James. On one of the altar, we can see the apostle Saint James on his white horse. Near it, Santiago Peregrino (Saint James like a pilgrim), 17th century carving attributed to José Gambino, known as the “Parrandeiro”, that it was said that on July 25th the young people of the town carried him on their shoulders to the chapel of Santiaguiño.


Mondays: 18:00 to 19:30 p.m.
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10:00 to 13:00 p.m.  and 17:00 to 19:30 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 21:00 p.m.

Outside these hours the groups can contact the parish to visit the temple.

Sightseeing schedules may be disrupted by the liturgical celebration.

Mondays to Saturdays: 20:00h
Sundays : 09:30h and 12:30h

Mondays to Saturdays: 20:30h
Sundays : 09:30h and 12:30h

Free Entrance

Our address

42.739123, -8.6612547557376
981 810 350

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