Reconstruction of the Stone Choir


After its demolition in the early years of the 17th century, some pieces of the choir were reused in other parts of the cathedral and many others were used as simple construction material in various projects that were being carried out in the cathedral at that time.
In the first decades of the 20th century, interest in the Matthean choir began to grow, above all through the identification and discovery of various elements belonging to this group. In 1978, work carried out on the upper part of the staircase of the Obradoiro allowed the recovery of a large number of remains and, as a result, encouraged research work on the same.
Based on the studies published by professors Otero Túñez and Yzquierdo Perrín and with the support of the Barrié Foundation, in 1999 a hypothetical partial reconstruction of the choir was inaugurated in a new room of the Cathedral Museum of Santiago, specifically of ten seats of the upper choir stalls, of its headboard and of a section of the exterior wall, which was also completed with other sculptural pieces on permanent display in this space. All this allows us to approach a key work in the history of the cathedral that complemented and formed a unitary whole with the Portico of Glory.



Promote: Fundación Catedral de Santiago
Collaborate: S. A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo – Xunta de Galicia

Project Manager: Ramón Yzquierdo Peiró
Scanning and image processing: Margen /
Graphic Design: La Cosa Gráfica


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