Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

(2,000+ reviews on the web)
Landmark
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.
Create a full Santiago de Compostela itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Santiago de Compostela

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Santiago de Compostela by other users

7 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in France, Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Santiago de Compostela BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Santiago de Compostela BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Santiago de Compostela BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Santiago de Compostela BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Santiago de Compostela BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Galicia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.
  • TOP
  • Amazing