Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Tired pilgrims reach the end of their journeys at Plaza del Obradoiro, the location of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. This square also hosts a number of the city’s other important and historic structures, including a former pilgrim hospital and university and city council buildings. Walk around the square to see the variety of architectural styles on display: Baroque, Gothic, Neoclassical and Renaissance. Take time to people watch and be entertained by the many street performers. Plan to visit Plaza del Obradoiro during your Santiago de Compostela vacation using our convenient Santiago de Compostela family vacation planner.
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  • Lots of activities here Day and evening, pilgrims, enthusiastic tour groups, musicians, etc. Great people watching.  more »
  • The plaza is where the pilgrims meet after their long journey. The architecture is amazing, but the beauty lies in the fulfilled faces around you.  more »
  • this is a large open plaza with a hotel at one side in a old building. It is a good meeting area. we seamed to arrive at this square ever visit to town.  more »
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  • The main plaza in front of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and place where pilgrims arrive after their journey. Usually filled with pilgrims singing, lying down in the middle of the square, tourists from all over the world and on some days, even a great market! Don't miss this spot!
  • Can't find the words. Just amazing
  • Wide and open place ... Here you are when You finished the Camino. Yust in front of the Cathedral
  • Rush place where peregrinos finish their camino to Santiago de Compostela. From this place you can check the front of cathedral, sit and meet peregrinos you have already met during your way.
  • Fabulous place of Religious Cult.

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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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