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The best of the capital of Galicia! The essentials that you must visit in Santiago de Compostela.
Faro de Pepa
Catedral de Santiago de Compostela | Praza do Obradoiro | Pazo de Raxoi
Oficina de acogida al peregrino
Hostal de los Reyes Católicos
Pazo de Xelmírez
Praza das Praterías
Casa do Cabido
Located in Platerías Square, it is an ornamental façade made of 18th century granite masonry. Made by the architect Clemente Fernández Sarela, to close the space of the square as a curtain, that is, its function was purely scenographic.
Royal Hospital of Santiago
Historically known as the Royal Hospital of Santiago, it is a plateresque style building built by order of the Catholic Monarchs, after his visit to Santiago de Compostela, to give shelter to those who required medical assistance at the end of the road.
Catholic temple that welcomes, according to tradition, the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, which made the temple one of the main pilgrimage destinations of Europe during the Middle Ages through the so-called Camino de Santiago.
Pazo de Raoxi
French neoclassical building built for Archbishop Bartolomé Raxoi to house choir children, acolytes and priests. Today is the City Council and the Presidency of the Autonomous Government.
Praza das praterías
Square whose name comes from the guilds of goldsmiths, which to this day retain many jewelry stores. It is an example of urban Baroque; divided into two levels joined by a large stairway, by Simón Rodríguez and later centered with the Fuente Fonte dos Cabalos (1829).
Pazo de Xelmírez
Former episcopal palace of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, located on the north side of the cathedral. Built by Diego Gelmírez, archbishop of Santiago between 1120 and 1136.
Praza do Obraoiro
It is the most monumental square in Santiago, which summarizes the uses and millenary history of the city. It contains the four most representative buildings: the facade of the Obradoiro, the Pazo de San Xerome, the Pazo de Raxoi and the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.
Colexio San Xerome
The College of San Xerome was a college, called Estudio Viejo, a foundation of the archbishop of Alonso III de Fonseca, with the intention of dedicating it to poor students and artists, which was located in the so-called Hospicio de la Azabachería. It currently houses the Rectorate of the University.
Pórtico da Gloria
Top portico of Romanesque sculpture in the Cathedral of Santiago. Work of Maestro Mateo that develops in a portico with three arches: the central represents the Glory, final destiny of the just ones; the left to the Jewish people waiting in the Limbo of the Righteous for the arrival of Christ and the right the Final Judgment to which all human beings will be subjected.