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You can now hug the Apostle once again
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You can now hug the Apostle once again

One of the beloved ancient traditions of pilgrims on the Camino has returned after a three year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela announced in a press release on June 13 that as of Wednesday June 14 at 10:30 the dressing room of the Apostle Santiago will be open again so that anyone who wishes to do so can hug the statue of the Saint.It is still recommend that pilgrims avoid kissing the statue or making direct contact with the face, for sanitary/health reasons. Access closed during Covid Access to the dressing room was closed to the public on March 13, 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions.The general hours to access the dressing room will be from 8:30 am to the closing of the Cathedral at 9:00 pm, but with interruptions when a Pilg...