Royal Pantheon

Originally, 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
Sepulchre attributed to Raimundo de Borgoña

Sepulchre attributed to Raimundo de Borgoña

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...

Sepulchre of Pedro Froilaz

Sepulchre of Pedro Froilaz

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...

Sepulchre of Queen Doña Berenguela

Sepulchre of Queen Doña Berenguela

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...

Sepulchre of King Fernando II

Sepulchre of King Fernando II

Fernando II was a fundamental king for Compostela Cathedral, driving forward the completion of the works, with the generous life pension granted to Master Mateo in 1168. In 1180, he wrote down his choice of Compostela Cathedral as his burial place and, on his death in...

Sepulchre of Alfonso IX

Sepulchre of Alfonso IX

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...

Sepulchre of Juana de Castro

Sepulchre of Juana de Castro

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...

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