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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  • Particular square In every aspect, spotless and in excellent condition. A must see if you go to Santiago.
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  • Very wide plaza, with the cathedral as the top attraction, although its under reparation. Very nice atmosphear, where all the “peregrinos” finish their trip. Many restaurants at the streets surroundin...  more »
  • Square which has represented the political power with the Raxoy Palace, headquarters of the City Hall of Santiado and Galicia, and the Cathedral seat of the religious power, should not fail to visit the km 0 of the road on a stone in the middle of the square.
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  • Spurs okay it's pretty much a square the architecture is beautiful. It can get quite busy. It would have been nice if there was some seating or even some Greenery. Also I didn't see anywhere to throw my garbage.
  • A gorgeous public space that is vibrantly activated by local government, the Cathedral and the museum. This is Paris, Florence and Lucca lessons about culture, art and families - and children too - coming together in a true monument to history. It may, frankly, be unsurpassed.
  • Fabulous place ! Amazing place! When I arrived, to see the view with sunset. Felling clam.
  • Nice square with old buildings around. Worth visiting for the architecture and to watch the tourists and walkers finish their pilgrimage. Try sneaking into the Parador.
  • It is a very beautiful plaza, from where it is possible to observe the Cathedral main towers, the administration building, and San Frutuoso church. It is possible to observe a beautiful sunset as well.
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