Spain

Basilica of Candelaria Tenerife

Basilica of Candelaria, Tenerife

Basilica of Candelaria, Candelaria, Španija

Every day: from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm

Basilica of Candelaria is an important pilgrim town for its shrine to Our Lady of Candelaria. Candelaria is an important pilgrim site and many of its visitors come to the Basilica of Candelaria, the shrine of the Black Madonna, the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, who is the patron saint of the Canary Islands.Continue Reading

Palma cathedral - Catedral de Palma de Mallorca

Palma cathedral – Catedral de Palma de Mallorca

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Catedral de Mallorca, Palma, Španija

Every day: from Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:15, Saturdays: 10:00 TO 14:15

Built on the clifftop where the Roman city was founded, the outline of the Cathedral stands out above the city walls, making it one of the distinguishing features of Palma’s seafront. Palma cathedral was built on a cliff rising out of the sea, making Majorca Cathedral the only Gothic cathedral to be reflected in the water.Continue Reading

The Barcelona Cathedral

The Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia

(0034) 933.428.262

Catedral Basílica de Barcelona, Placita de la Seu, Barcelona, Španija

Every day: 8.00-12.45. 13.00-17.30. 17.45-19.30.

Construction of the magnificent Gothic the Barcelona Cathedral commenced on 1 May 1298, on the site of a Romanesque temple. The work was carried out in three stages over 150 years. As is true for many religious buildings, construction had to move at a slow pace. The main façade was raised at the end of the 19th century, while the 90-meter high cimborio went up in 1913.Continue Reading

Catedral de Toledo

Catedral de Toledo de Santa Maria

+ 00 34 925 222 241

Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo, Calle Cardenal Cisneros, Toledo, Španija

Museum: Monday to Saturday: Opens at 10:00 - 18:00 and closes at 18:30. Sundays and designated days: Opens at 14:00 - 18:00 and closes at 18:30.

Besides its historical and artistic value, Catedral de Toledo has a theological meaning as a reference for the pastoral life of the diocese priests and loyal laypersons. Cathedrals have been a place where our occidental and European culture has been forged and where the beginnings of our universities were created. They furthered social reform and were art workshops.Continue Reading

st ignatius of loyola sanctuary

The Sanctuary and the birthplace of St Ignatius of Loyola

+ 34 943 025 000

Santuario de Loiola, Loiola, Španija

Visits Every day of the year September - May 10 am-1 pm 3:30 pm - 7 pm June - September 10 am -1:30 pm 3:30 pm - 7.30 pm [last entry 45 minutes before closing]

Situated in the Urola valley, the sanctuary is built around the tower house of the Loyola family. The building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries and is divided into the lower half built in stone, which recalls its past as a fortress, and the upper half built in brick that represents its evolution into a palatial house.Continue Reading

Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos Benedictine monks chant Benedictine Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos

Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos

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Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, Španija

Every day: from 10.00 to 13.00 and 16.30 to 18.00

Benedictine Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, famed for their monks’ beautiful recordings of the Gregorian chant – benedictine monks chant . The monastery is a universal Romanesque gem, which has become a centre of spiritual and artistic pilgrimage. See more Catholic shrines and Basilicas in Spain. See more European Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages The monks originally sang Mozarabic chant. At some point around the eleventh century they switched to Gregorian chant.Continue Reading

Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral and the tomb of El Cid

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Catedral de Burgos, Burgos, Španija

Daily: from 09.30 to 19.30

The 13th century gothic Burgos Cathedral is among the most admired of its kind worldwide. Specially remarkable are its portal, the “Puerta del Sarmental“, considered the best example of gothic sculpture of its century and the Cloister.Continue Reading

Torreciudad

Torreciudad sanctuary and Our Lady of Torreciudad

+34 974 30 40 25

Santuario de Torreciudad, Huesca, Španija

Every day: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00

Torreciudad sanctuary Located near the town of Barbastro, in the Huesca province is the Torreciudad sanctuary . Its privilege location on the top of a mount makes this unique place a perfect natural environment, with great landscape views over “lake Grado”.Continue Reading

Santo Toribio de Liebana

The Lignum Crucis of Santo Toribio de Liebana – the largest known piece of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

+34 942 730 550

Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana, Camaleño, Španija

Every day: 10.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 19.00

The Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana In the heart of the area of Liébana, about 2 kms southbound from the main town called Potes and half-hidden among the orographical folds of La Viorna Mountain, at the foothills of The Picos de Europa (range of mountains), is the place where Toribio (530-540) and some Benedictine monks chose to build thier home and seclude themselves from the world at the beginning of the Christian Era.Continue Reading

Santiago de Compostela

Walking the Camino de Santiago of Compostela – The Way of St James

+34 981 56 93 27

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Praza do Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela, Španija

Every day from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm

Santiago de Compostela – The Way of St James  In Santiago itself the great Romanesque Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, goal of the pilgrimage, is now encased in 18th century splendour, but the elaborately carved Romanesque ‘Portico de la Gloria’ of 1188 remains to welcome the pilgrim or visitor now as in medieval times.Continue Reading