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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  • It is the end of the pilgrimage. In 2018, there were more than 320,000 people, so I think millions of people have been walking here since the 9th century. It makes you feel the weight of history.
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  • A huge square where groups of pilgrims arrive shouting and hugging. I didn’t like the games for children  more »
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