Obradoiro Square

Plaza del Obradoiro

Address: Praza do Obradoiro. 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Espanha.
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Plaza del Obradoiro history

Obradoiro Square (Plaza del Obradoiro) is the center of Santiago de Compostela. Its Galician name seems to come from the flowerbeds workshops that worked on the construction of the baroque façade of the Cathedral, which dominates the square and receives the thousands of pilgrims who arrive on the Camino de Santiago.
The buildings in the square are, the Cathedral; the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos, today a former pilgrim’s hospital; the College of San Xerome, home of the university rectorate; and the Raxoi Palace, home of the Santiago City Hall – are representatives of the main centers of life in the Galician capital: religion, university education, attention to the pilgrim and the traveler.

 

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Raxoi Palace

Raxoi Palace the City Hall

Address: Praza do Obradoiro. 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Espanha.
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Raxoi Palace history

It is located in the Plaza de Obradoiro, just in front of the cathedral, and today it is the headquarters of Santiago and the autonomous government.
Responds completely to the French neoclassical court. Its main facade is structured following a symmetrical scheme arranged through a triangular central front and lateral semicircular fronts that rest on Ionic columns. The central front glimpses the battle of Clavijo and covers the eardrum on the figure of Santiago ‘O Matamouros’, sculpted by José Ferreiro.
The building was the work of an 18th-century French engineer and its construction is in charge of the Archbishop of Compostela Bartolomé Raxoi and Losada. At the beginning of the building it was destined to prison and to the municipality in addition to housing the children of the cathedral choir, the acolytes and the priests.

 

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Hostal de los Reyes Católicos

Schedules of Parador Hostal de los Reyes Católicos

    Hotel Museum – 24/7.

Address: Praza do Obradoiro 1. 15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Espanha.
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Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos history

The hotel was built as a royal hospital in 1499 to accommodate pilgrims traveling to Santiago. Today, it continues to invite visitors to enjoy a city that is as universal as it is fascinating. Inside this Parador Museum, considered the oldest hotel in the world, you will discover four beautiful cloisters, elegant rooms, spectacular guest rooms and a luxurious dining room that offers fish and meat prepared in the Galician style, along with classic apple filloas (a type of crêpe) and crème brûlée.

 

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Monuments and museums in Saint James of Compostela

Address: Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Espanha.

Saint James of Compostela history

Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important Christian pilgrimage destinations, most popular only Rome and Jerusalem. The foundation of the city in the 9th century, stands out the 16th century Santiago Cathedral, where the tomb of Santiago Maior, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. The visit to the tomb marks the end of the pilgrimage, the so-called Caminhos de Santiago, which cross western Europe along different routes and thousands of kilometers.

Times and prices of monuments and museums in Santiago de Compostela

    Center of Santiago

  1. Obradoiro Square
  2. Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  3. Hostal de los Reyes Católicos
  4. Raxoi Palace
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