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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  • Immense at the foot of the Cathedral. Excites the going and coming of pilgrims from all countries and colors.
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  • The square is a go and come from pilgrims. The buildings around along with the Cathedral make this square the most emblematic of Santiago.
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  • I liked because besides the Cathedral is the Town Hall and the parador de turismo. Is very broad and there is a go and come from pilgrims and tourists
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