Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, Santiago de Compostela

Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
A Benedictine monastery, Monasterio de San Martin Pinario is the second-largest religious structure in Santiago, and has been largely rebuilt so that little of the original structure remains. Look for the cloisters inside the church, as well as the altarpiece that tells the stories of Benedictine saints. The gardens are especially peaceful: you can have some tea or read a book there. Modern rooms and facilities are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the monastery. Plan to visit Monasterio de San Martin Pinario during your Santiago de Compostela vacation using our convenient Santiago de Compostela trip planning site.
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  • Given the renovation of the Cathedral built up with scaffolding, San Martin Pinario is more interesting for non-religious tourists to visit. Though of course, he relics of St. James are of...  more »
  • It is a place to visit in the summer as in March it is freezing. The altar pieces are astonishingly over the top baroque while the wood carved choir behind the main altar is a rare treat. Perhaps it.....  more »
  • The Monastery is a marvellous hostel, of mostly private rooms for one or two persons. It is conveniently adjacent to the famous Cathedral de Compostela. The prices are very reasonable. The rooms...  more »
  • Superb place to stay in Santiago. Not a hotel as such, dont expect tv in the rooms. Double rooms are very comfortable, clean and en-suite, not huge. Booking directly you can get a 'pilgrim ' single room in top floor. Simpler, clean and en-suite. Great charm. Amazing ancient building right beside the Cathedral. Good breakfast and a menu of the day is available. Staff are helpful and speak english. There is public underground carpark about 10 mins away.
  • Friends were staying here (fantastic value accommodation and next to the cathedral) so had breakfast with them. €6 for the buffet breakfast that has plenty of choice. Highly recommended.
  • Since the Cathedral is being renovated, this is the must-see place. High baroque toward the end of Spain's golden age. Don't miss the upper floors to understand the broader life of the monestary.
  • Facade was really beautiful and impressive but inside was a bit disappointing as it just looked so ordinary. It was a pity, really. Because it was raining, there were not too many people, which was definitely great for those like to take picture with no/minimum number of people ;)
  • Originates from the 10th Century Benedictine monastery. It has a magnificent baldicino (a canopy-type structure) over the altar with choir stalls carved in the 17th century. There is also a treasury and  portrait gallery.

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