Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Always that I have visited draws me attention to a large number of people and their varied costumes that go over it, but if you stand opposite the Cathedral watching the portico of glory, the parador of the Catholic Kings City Hall etc. for a few seconds can think that you've gone backwards in time before the buildings that surround you
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  • If you are in Santiago, you will definitely walk around this plaza. meeting place for all of the Camino walkers and the camino-lites who started in sarria. 
  • Stay and watch the multitude of pilgrims arriving to the end to the Cathedral; listen to diversity of languages, unforgettable sunset from the viewpoint of Pazo Rajoy.
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