Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

Must see · 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. To visit Plaza del Obradoiro on your trip to Santiago de Compostela, use our Santiago de Compostela planner.
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  • Amazing square. The true heart of a wonderful city! Lots of attractions can be found, so that after reaching Santiago you can start your visit from here.  more »
  • There is no other way of putting – it is simply the heart / soul and life of Santiago de Compostela. Here you will find a mix of people in general + pilgrims + tourists + school kids sucking in the...  more »
  • The plaza itself isn't much, and there are no nice places to sit, but it is a key vantage point to see the surrounding buildings. Certainly the Cathedral is amazing, but city hall, the education...  more »

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