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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