Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

For those who walk the Camino de Santiago, the 490-mile pilgrimage from southern France to the Western edge of Spain, a wonderful cathedral awaits them at the end of their journey: the Santiago de Compostela cathedral. It is built on the site where the sarcophagus holding the remains of the apostle James were discovered in the early 9th Century, and was consecrated in 1211.  

Built in the Romanesque style, the cathedral boasts one of the world’s largest censors, which requires eight people to operate. On special occasions, it is used to incense the cathedral, disbursing fragrant plumes throughout the grand interior space.