Portico de la Gloria, Santiago de Compostela

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Portico de la Gloria is located in Santiago de Compostela. Plan to visit Portico de la Gloria during your Santiago de Compostela vacation using our convenient Santiago de Compostela trip generator.
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  • Visit obligadisima as part of the visit to the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque style by master Mateo and his collaborators. Is a construction based on three arches, being more the central. Her iconography is based on the Apocalypse of St. John. The tympanum of the central arch shows Christ in Majesty, surrounded by the Tetramorphs in addition to a number of Angels with the instruments of the passion: the column, the cross, the Crown of thorns, four nails and spear; a parchment (judgement of Pilate) and a jug (sink of hands), and finally a cane, sponge and a parchment in that probably is read the inscription INRI. Currently is is in restoration and it cover several scaffolding, so not is can contemplate says the country: "the Portico of the glory, the facade more Western and emblematic of the Cathedral of Santiago of Compostela, kept low the layer thick of them centuries an intense polychrome." A system of scientific restoration of the color developed by specialists allowed to now discover the materials used for execution by master Mateo, between 1168 and 1188, as well as those that were added in successive restorations. Ancient and systematic work of destruction carried out by water over granite in which is chronicled the Apocalypse, had washed the materials used at different times and different decorative motifs. All of this has been now light in the first comprehensive restoration of the masterpiece of Romanesque European which takes place under the patronage of Barrié Foundation in collaboration with the Cathedral Foundation and who has coordinated the Cultural Heritage Institute of Spain (IPCE)."
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  • Definitely one of the strong points of the Cathedral is the portico of glory, is currently under restoration and is full of scaffolding
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  • all santiago de compostela is a work of art but imagine that these works have 800 900 years without change with a super details in the entire Cathedral is amazing
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