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I LOVE COMPOSTELA brings you closer to the history, gastronomy and places of interest of Santiago de Compostela, the city that enchants millions of visitors every year.

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Compostela

I LOVE COMPOSTELA brings you closer to the history, gastronomy and places of interest of Santiago de Compostela, the city that enchants millions of visitors every year.

Museums

Parks

Churches

of interest

Gastronomy

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Churches

Santiago Cathedral

The Cathedral of Santiago is the most important work of Romanesque art in Spain and a reference point for all the pilgrimage routes that make up the Camino de Santiago.

This millenary architectural ensemble accompanied the creation and urban development of Santiago de Compostela, a city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The construction originates in the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle Santiago in the IX century, identified by the bishop Teodomiro de Iria Flavia in a Roman temple.

Convent and Church of San Francisco

The Convent of San Francisco de Valdediós is an emblematic site of the Old Town of the city of Santiago de Compostela, very close to the Cathedral and other points of great patrimonial importance, such as San Martiño Pinario or the Faculty of Medicine.It is very close to the Cathedral and other points of great patrimonial importance, such as San Martiño Pinario or the Faculty of Medicine.

The building, eminently baroque, dates from the 17th century and was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1986.

San Martiño Pinario Monastery

The Monastery of San Martiño Pinario is the most important architectural complex of the Galician Baroque, together with the Cathedral of Santiago. For this reason, it is one of the most outstanding patrimonial works of the city of Compostela.

It is one of the largest constructions of this style in the territory. At present, its use has been diversified with hotel offerings and houses the headquarters of entities such as the Seminario Mayor.

Santa Clara Convent

The Convent of Santa Clara is a cloistered convent belonging to the order of the Poor Clares. It was founded in the 13th century, in 1260, by order of Queen Violante of Aragon, wife of King Alfonso X the Wise, using her dowry and popular donations.

Initially, it was located in the vicinity of the Sarela River. However, due to the poor conditions of the place, it was moved to its current location, on a piece of land donated by the Vidal family, near the so-called Porta da Pena.

Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Maior e Real de Sar

The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Maior e Real de Sar was built in the 12th century on the banks of the river of the same name and declared a National Monument in 1895. It is the temple that preserves the largest part of its Romanesque building of the whole city, in addition to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela itself.

The church is a classic example of this architectural style. The work on the first monastery dates from the second third of the 12th century and began with the chapels of the chancel.

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Museums

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum

Cathedral Museum

Santiago Cathedral

Museum of the Galician People

Museum of the Galician People

Costa de San Domingos, 3

Galician Center of Contemporary Art CGAC

Galician Center of Contemporary Art

Rúa Ramón del Valle Inclán, 2

Gaiás Center Museum

Gaiás Center Museum

City of Culture of Galicia

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Parks of Santiago de Compostela

Alameda Park

Alameda

Area: 85,000 m2

Panoramic view of the city of Santiago de Compostela.

Belvís Park

Area: 30,604 m2

Brañas do Sar

Brañas do Sar

Length: 4,418 m.

Other points of interest

City of Culture

At the top of Monte Gaiás, stands the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, one of the most emblematic structures of Santiago de Compostela next to the Cathedral.

This architectural complex, designed by architect Peter Eisenman, was conceived with the aim of becoming a center of reference for the promotion and dissemination of Galician and global culture.

Railway station

The Santiago de Compostela train station, which is part of the Intermodal Station next to the bus station, is one of the key points in the area when traveling between cities and to other parts of Spain.

The origin of the current building dates back to 1943, as part of the creation of Renfe. The city had another station, Cornes, but with the opening of the A Coruña – Santiago line, it was replaced by the current one.

Monte do Gozo

Monte do Gozo is a hill of approximately 380 meters of altitude near the city of Santiago de Compostela. This elevation is known for being the place from where pilgrims on the French Way first see, in the distance, the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago. This moment of happiness is what gave it its name.

Pazo de Fonseca

Near the Cathedral of Santiago, is one of the buildings whose history is linked to that of the University of the city. It is the Pazo de Fonseca or Colexio de Fonseca, an old and charming place where many illustrious students have passed through.

Its history begins in the 16th century, when Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca III ordered its construction, adapting the house where he was born and which belonged to his family for educational purposes. At that time it was called Colegio de Santiago Alfeo.

News

What to do in April in Santiago de Compostela

What to do in April in Santiago de Compostela

April has arrived and, with it, Compostela welcomes a wide variety of concerts, theatrical performances and cultural events to cheer up its citizens and visitors. Here is the list of what to do in April in Santiago de Compostela.

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Plans to enjoy Easter Week in Santiago de Compostela

Plans to enjoy Easter Week in Santiago de Compostela

Easter is coming, one of the most famous religious and traditional festivals in Spain. During these days, many people take the opportunity to go on vacation and visit other parts of the peninsula. The capital of Galicia is a destination rich in culture and heritage, perfect for these dates. Therefore, we bring you a list of plans to enjoy Easter in Santiago de Compostela.

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