Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

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. To visit Plaza del Obradoiro on your trip to Santiago de Compostela, use our Santiago de Compostela planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Reach the square and see the jumping of happiness, embracing pilgrims... others on the floor resting... It has no words! Very exciting! From here comes out a little train that gives you a return of 45 minutes by the city and is well worth. Is interesting what you have and love the children!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Imposing by the character which the impressive buildings that surround it give you... Meeting place for pilgrims coming from all over the world and buskers. To sit and not miss a minute of a relentless show!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Visit a must if you go to Galicia and Santiago de Compostela, is an impressive square, if it matches you're going in Compostela year you see all the pilgrims also will although it is not a Holy year, is worth seeing.
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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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