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  • The Saint of Croques in the Portico of Glory

    07/03/2019
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    The Saint of Croques is one of the most popular images in the Portico of Glory. For many years, hundreds of visitors came to Santiago and performed the traditional “hit with the head”. When did this custom begin? Who really is the Saint of Croques?

     

  • 07/02/2019
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    Visit the Portico of Glory, the most emblematic work of Maestro Mateo, with the guides of Art Natura. 

  • Sargadelos, galician ceramic with over two centuries of history.

    31/08/2018

    Many will recognise the design of Sargadelos ceramics, since throughout its more than 200 years of history it has become not only a typical Galician souvenir but also a symbol of Galician identity and culture. But how did this well-known brand started?

     

  • The Plaza de la Quintana and its most outstanding buildings

    06/08/2018

    The place where our office is located, the Plaza de la Quintana, is perhaps one of the most interesting squares of all the cities and one of the essential points of visit of Santiago de Compostela. Discover with us the cultural heritage that surrounds it and its hidden secrets.

  • The main museums of Santiago: art, history and science

    17/07/2018

    Discover the wide variety of museums in Santiago de Compostela, from the well-known Museum of the Cathedral to the Natural History Museum of the USC, among many others. The city offers multiple temporary and permanent exhibitions  for all types of public.

  • Art Nouveau in the city of Coruña: the residences of the bourgeoisie

    05/07/2018

    After a period of economic growth in the late nineteenth century and the spread of a more liberal thought in the city of A Coruña, the new bourgeoisie built around the area of the Ensanche a group of unique houses, under the artistic movement of modernism. Plant motifs, inspiration from oriental cultures and women's busts decorate the buildings of the modern part of the city.

  • The Portico of Glory and its original polychromy after 50,000 hours of restoration work

    02/07/2018

    The Portico of Glory, sometimes referred as the "Sistine Chapel" of Romanesque art, was inaugurated on June 2 at a ceremony in the presence of Queen Sofia, revealing its renewed appearance after 10 years of restoration work. Its original polychromy was recovered thanks to a project in collaboration with the most prestigious universities in the world, by the use of several innovative techniques, which have served as a precedent for this type of work.

  • The cult of the Muxía stones

    21/06/2018

    Since Pre-Christian times until nowadays, the Sanctuary of Nosa Señora da Barca in Muxía and its surroundings remain as a sacred place of worship. Thus, the properties and legends related to the stones that surround the shrine and the history of this place in relation to the Apostle Saint-James are of great importance.

     

     

  • The “adulterous women” of Platerías, reality or legend?

    19/06/2018

    In the southern façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela we can see one of its most famous representations, but who is she? An adulterous women, Mary Magdalene or Eve?  

     

  • Albariño wine: the most famous grapes of Galicia

    20/04/2018

    Eating seafood accompanied by a good Albariño wine is one of the greatest gastronomic experiences that we can enjoy in Galicia, and the best place to do so is in Rías Baixas. We invite you to taste a good Albariño wine in one of the tours we offer at Artnatura.

  • The Portico of Glory: the Romanesque jewel of Santiago´s Cathedral

    07/04/2018

    One of the most famous elements of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the Portico of Glory, considered one of the masterpieces of the Romanesque. 

  • Why do we know it as the Coast of Death?

    04/04/2018

    Why do we know it as the Coast of Death? The mention of "death" in its name causes curiosity and makes us wonder about the origin of the term and the meaning behind it...

  • The camellia route: natural beauty and cultural heritage

    14/03/2018

    The wet climate of Galicia has facilitated the development of the camellia, having almost 8,000 different varieties of this symbolic flower. The gardens of the Galician pazos began to be adorned with the camellia and, soon, its use extended in a spectacular way. The camellia blooms in winter, that's why we invite you to discover the Camellia Route that combines cultural heritage and natural beauty through its landscape environments.

     

  • The small underground mausoleum of the Cathedral of Santiago

    02/03/2018

    Under the main altar of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the urn where the remains of the apostle Santiago and his disciples Atanasio and Teodoro are kept. Come with Art Natura to discover the most sacred space of the Cathedral of Compostela

  • The church of San Francisco de Betanzos and its peculiar funerary sculpture

    22/02/2018

    Today we enter the Church of San Francisco de Betanzos, the fourteenth century, located in Betanzos. Here rest the remains of Fernán Pérez de Andrade, the patron of the church, in one of the most beautiful funerary monuments of the Gothic style in Galicia. Join us to know the figure of Andrade approaching the history of this Galician church.

     

  • The traslatio: origin and present

    14/02/2018

    Pilgrimages to Santiago are a phenomenon that does not happen by chance. Nothing happens by chance in the history of Santiago and is that to understand the enormous tradition of pilgrimage that exists in this city we must go back to the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle and the theme of traslatio; that has originated a new tourist route that is worth enjoying.

     

  • Camino de Santiago and Self-exploration

    07/02/2018

    Camina hacia tu esencia is the name of the Camino de Santiago and Self-exploration program, being this a new way of pilgrimage where you can connect with your essence and enjoy this experience through all your senses. 

     

  • Furanchos: the secret gastronomy of Galicia

    26/01/2018

    Typical of the gastronomic tradition of Galicia, furanchos have been booming for some years. We invite you to discover with us this unique experience.

     

  • The castle of Rocha Forte: a journey through the history of Compostela

    22/01/2018

    We get into the castle of Rocha Forte, the most emblematic castle of Santiago de Compostela. Through him we will be participants in two centuries of the history of Compostela.

     

  • The "hórreo" of San Martiño de Ozón

    19/01/2018

    Speaking about hórreos in Galicia is talking about a common element within their own landscape. Today we present the hórreo of San Martiño de Ozón, one of the largest in Galicia.