Free admitance
Open tuesday to sunday
from 10:30 to 14:00 &
from 16:30 to 20:00
Closed Sunday evening and Monday

Praza de Cervantes nº 12 Baixo
15704 Santiago de Compostela
Tel. 981 552807


Jet would not be what it is in Compostella without the Pilgrimage. The Society of Jet-craftsmen (La Cofradía de los Azabacheros) of Compostella, produced numerous religious jet pieces. Among them, the most remarkable ones are The Scallop and small figures representing St. James dressed as a pilgrim.

The Scallop became the Pilgrimage symbol, since pilgrims themselves who were arriving in Santiago from different European countries, used to stitch it to their garments as a symbol of their pilgrimage.

The figure of St. James dressed as a pilgrim is the result of the popularity of the saint himself, who was displayed wearing the pilgrims´ clothes.