Royal PantheonOriginally, the Compostela Royal Pantheon was located at the north end of the transept, in the space now occupied by the Chapel Of Saint Catherine. The kings Ferdinand II and Alfonso IX, Doña Berenguela, Raimundo de Borgoña, or Prince Fernando Alfonso, firstborn of Alfonso IX, rested there, among others. In 1535, the Pantheon was moved to its current location, causing confusion with some of the sepulchres
The Count of Galicia, Raimundo de Borgoña, introduced this dynasty in the Galician-Leonese monarchy. He was the spouse of Queen Urraca, daughter of King Alfonso VI, and brother of Guido, Pope Callistus II (1119-1124). Both worked in close collaboration with Archbishop...
Pedro Froilaz, Count of Traba, was a relevant character in the history of Galicia in the transition from the 11th century to the 12th century. He was one of the most loyal collaborators of Raimundo de Borgoña and, after his death, he took charge of the education of...
Although there is evidence that King Alfonso VII wished to be buried in the Cathedral of Santiago with his father, Raimundo de Borgoña, at his death in 1157 he was buried in the Cathedral of Toledo. On the other hand, his wife Berenguela de Barcelona, who died in...
Traditionally, this tomb was identified as the the tomb of his father, Fernando II, although stylistic details seem to take the piece back to a later moment that would fit chronologically with the date of the death of Alfonso IX in 1230. Although he should have been...
The Royal Pantheon of Compostela was officially established with Alfonso IX, although the Borgoña dynasty was closed, as well as the independent kingdom of Galicia and León, which came to be unified with the kingdom of Castile and Ferdinand III the Saint. Some time...
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 / Elipseeg.com
Graphic Design: La Cosa Gráfica
Fundación Catedral de Santiago
Casa do Deán, Rúa do Vilar, 1
15705 Santiago de Compostela · (Spain)
T.: +34 981 569 327
Prohibited to partial or total reproduction two contents of this website without authorization from Fundación Catedral de Santiago .
All rights reserved.