Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

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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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  • A special experience to arrive here after a half year steps from Netherlands. Quiet in the middle of the square in the area on your work. The reunion with further pilgrims celebrate under the supervisory eye of the Apostle James the greater.
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  • Unique place where different architectural styles you can see only with moving head: on the facade of the Cathedral Baroque, neoclassical in the Pazo de Raxoi, Gothic transition in the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos and Renaissance in the Colegio de San Xerome. The "road" could not have better epilogue.
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  • The plaza was,and i say this again,a plaza.Huge and encompassing,the plaza's background,the cathedral,was ongoing a huge and complete renovation on the facade.From what we saw,the top part was finishe...  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!
  • 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.
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