Plaza del Obradoiro, Santiago de Compostela

Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Visiting the plaza del obradoiro make you feel the feelings of the pelgrims. Every minute pelgrims are arriving and are happy, start crying, start singing and clapping ... Special  more »
  • Local residents joke that the 4 buildings surrounding the square around the perimeter embody the 4 pillars that hold Santiago de Compostela: religion (Cathedral), power (City Hall), tourism...  more »

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