How did the apostle Santiago remains get to Compostela? Who was Bishop Gelmírez? Why is it a tradition to embrace the Saint when people finish the Camino de Santiago? We give you the answers to these and many other questions.
We also explain the symbols and iconography and provide you with the keys to history that have marked their development, all livened up with anecdotes about personalities who were relevant to this cathedral, such as St. James the Great – of Santiago el Mayor in Spanish, Bishop Gelmírez and master Mateo, among others. We guide you through a 1.000-year historical and artistic tour on one of the most important temples in Christianity.
The app allows you to:
•Listen to entertaining, quality narrations developed by professionals.
•Quickly and easily find the work you want to listen to through its location on the map, a detailed picture gallery, or a search by author or title.
•Choose between the suggested itineraries or simply guide yourself following your own tastes and time schedule.
•Orientate yourself at any time thanks to the interactive GPS positioned maps.
•Access all the useful information about the museum: opening hours, accessibility, website, etc.
•Read the explanations in text format.
•Forget about queues at the withdrawal and deposits desks. Enjoy this and future visits with the convenience of having everything on your mobile phone.
•Get an excellent view of the evolution of the monument and its history.
We guide you through:
-An introduction to Santiago Cathedral
-The Apostle St. James the Greater. History and legend
-The origins of the Cathedral
-The Obradoiro Facade: the origin of the name
-The Obradoiro facade.
-The Obradoiro portico
-The Obradoiro Square
-The bell towers and the Ratchet Tower
-The Obradoiro staircase and the Portico of Glory crypt
-The Platerías doorway
-The Clock Tower and the Treasure Tower
-The history of a thousand-year-old church
-The chamber and the crypt containing the relics of St. James
-From the Chapel of El Pilar to the Holy Doorway
-From the Chapel of the Saviour to the Chapel of St. -Bartholomew
-The Chapels in the Transept
-The Chapels in the naves
-The Portico of Glory: origins
-The Portico of Glory and Master Mateo
-Looking at the Pórtico de la Gloria
-Pórtico de la Gloria: the Central Arch
-Portico of Glory: the tympanum
-Portico of Glory: the Pillars
-Portico of Glory: the side arches
-The central nave
-The transept and the botafumeiro censer
-Battle of Clavijo and the baptistry
-Plaza de la Quintana: The Royal Doorway and the Holy Doorway.
-The Azabachería Doorway
-The Chapel of the Relics and the Royal Pantheon
-The Gelmírez Palace
The Glen Nevis App contains valuable information for visitors. Eight outstanding Scottish countryside walks are detailed in the glen. Over fifty points of interest are detailed with photography, descriptions, quick facts and Gaelic audio. Points of interest are marked for each walk so you can follow a walk or explore on your own. Explore scottish clan history, scottish wildlife such as red squirrels and Butterflies. Quality maps from Harvey maps are included for each walk and for the Glen overview. A gallery of high quality scottish photography of the Glen from local photographers is included. GPS alerts can be enabled allowing notifications of nearby POI. Photos can be taken with the app and compiled into the Nevis Memories area. Pre-visit and sustainability info is also included to make your visit smooth whilst leaving no trace.
Additional content can be unlocked via a simple in app payment. Proceeds go to the Friends of Nevis charity that helps protect Glen Nevis.
1. Package size is 23.61MB, app to sdcard is enabled.
2. Please restart the app after purchasing the full version via in app payment.
Enhance a visit to once of Scotland's most beautiful glens with information at your finger tips on landscape, wildlife, people and history of the area. Support the Friends of Nevis, a local charity working to protect this amazing area. A bargain at only 99p!
For new visitors pre-visit info and sustainability sections are included. Directions, travel information and useful contacts are detailed. The sustainability section explains the unique pressures on the local area and what visitors can do to leave no trace.
The app details eight set walks of different difficulties around the glen. Each walk is graded and has listed distance and ascent. A full text description is included alongside the marked route on an interactive Harvey map. Points of interest (POI) marked on route can be viewed at any time. Your current location is shown at all times (subject to GPS being enabled). Photos can easily be taken during the walk and added to the Nevis Memories area.
Over fifty POIs are listed in the glen searchable by category and text. These can be viewed on the glen overview map and filtered by search criteria. Each POI includes an image, Gaelic translation (where applicable), full information and quick facts. The POI can be shared with friends via Facebook, Twitter or email. The POI map location can be viewed. The POI can be saved and viewed in favourites.
The map view shows all the POI and can be filtered by category or photo opportunities. Icons can be clicked to show POI. Current location is shown. Map can be dragged/pinched to move/zoom.
The My Glen Nevis (MGN) area shows Nevis Memories and POI favourites. Photos taken with MGN are geotagged and can be later shown on the map. Notifications prompt the users to photo opportunities. Nevis memories can be shared again via Facebook, Twitter or email
The Nevis Gallery showcases dozens of high quality images from local photographers. The gallery can be swiped through or opened as a slide show.
Users can adjust app settings to control screen size, GPS, notification types and proximity, and map settings.
The Glen Nevis App was produced by AppEvolv on behalf of the Nevis Partnership. Funding bodies involved in the project include the European Regional Development Fund, The Highland Council, Harvey Maps and the Friends of Nevis.
Keywords: Fort William, Munros, Ben Nevis, Glen Nevis, Scotland, Scottish Clans, Scottish Walks, Gaelic, Red Squirrels, Harvey Maps, Photos of Scotland, Midges