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  • 1 Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. del Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    The cathedral dates almost entirely from a period running from the 11C to the start of the 13C, although the so-called Façade do Obradoiro is a finely sculpted Baroque masterpiece. In the narthex is the Pórtico da Gloria, with its exceptionally beaut..

  • 2 Praza do Obradoiro Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 15700 Santiago de Compostela

    The square, named after the cathedral façade which is known as the "work of gold", is the historical heart of Santiago. Its four sides are lined by impressive buildings erected over 700 years in various styles: Baroque, the façade of the ca..

  • 3 Praza da Quintana Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Quintana E - 15704 Santiago de Compostela

    The famous Plaza de la Quintana stands at the foot of the cathedral. In its lower section, it is bordered by the former Casa de la Canónica (Canon's Residence), with its simple and well-arranged arcades. Opposite, note the Puerta del Perdón (Door of ..

  • 4 Casco Antiguo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 15386 Santiago de Compostela

    The old town of Santiago combines medieval architecture, Renaissance rationale and Baroque theatricality. It is a delight to wander around this surprisingly harmonious blend, exploring the maze of narrow streets abounding in old houses and little squ..

  • 5 Rías Bajas Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 15700 Santiago de Compostela

    The Rías Bajas is without doubt Galicia's most popular coastline. In the summer, holidaymakers flock to its beaches and the luxurious resorts along its estuaries, some of which are sumptuous. A tour of Ría de Muros y Noia, Ría de Pontevedra and Ría d..

  • 6 Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. del Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    The Hotel of the Catholic Kings, founded by Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabelle of Castile as an inn and hospital for pilgrims, is today a national parador. The façade is impressively large and has a magnificent plateresque portal.

  • 7 Rúa do Vilar Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Vilar E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    Still in the old district, Rua do Vilar has a certain charm with its arcades and old houses. Rua Nova, which is parallel to it, has more shops.

  • 8 Monastery of San Martin Pinario Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Praza de San Martiño Pinario, s/n E - 15704 Santiago de Compostela

    The interior of the church has an impressively large nave designed in a byzantine style. The retable is the work of the great architect Casas y Novoa. Under the elegant cupola, you will notice the ceremonial staircase that leads to three cloisters in..

  • 9 Palacio Gelmirez

    Religious buildings

    praza do l’Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    To the left of the cathedral, the Palacio Gelmirez houses a few rooms from the 12C palace and the gothic period, including a vast synod room that is 30 m long with sculpted ribbed vaults.

  • 10 Ayuntamiento

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. del Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    The old Raxoy Palace today houses the town hall and is the seat of government of the Xunta de Galicia . The building has a classical façade.

  • 11 Colegio de San Jeronimo

    Religious buildings

    pl. del Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    Built in the 17C, the Colegio de San Jeronimo has preserved an elegant 15C portal with its strong romanesque flavour.

  • 12 Rua do Franco

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Franco E - 15702 Santiago de Compostela

    In the old district, Rua do Franco is a picturesque street lined with old colleges, boutiques and typical restaurants.

  • 13 Museo de las Peregrinaciones

    Museums and art

    San Miguel 4 E - 15704 Santiago de Compostela

    This building, where King Peter I once lived, was totally restored and now has virtually no sign of its medieval past. The building today houses a little museum devoted to the origins and history of the pilgrimages of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.

  • 14 Museo de Pobo Galego

    Museums and art

    San Domingos de Bonaval E - 15703 Santiago de Compostela

    The Museum of the People of Galicia give an overview of Galician culture that rests on its diversity. It is arranged around a number of themes, such as the sea, careers, musical instruments or buildings. Note the splendid spiral staircase leading up ..

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