The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
-- Publication timed to coincide with Jubilee Year and Santiago's status as World City of Culture 2000.
-- illustrated with over 100 newly commissioned photos.
-- A complete plan and original drawings help orient the reader and show the building's historical development.
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is undoubtedly one of the most important and impressive buildings in the Christian world: its sheer size is awe-inspiring. To this day it remains a center of pilgrimage to the sarcophagus of St. James. Each year, thousands of pilgrims make the 30-day trek across northern Spain to this magnificent building.
This important title celebrates the history and art of the cathedral, its monuments, museums and chapels. The focal point of the book is the author's 'conducted tour'. which highlights key architectural elements. He discusses the history and development of the Cathedral, and surveys later additions, particularly the exterior baroque decorations of the 17th and 18th centuries.
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THE ORIGINS OF THE CATHEDRAL
to the eighteenth centuries
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