Praza do Obradoiro

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The square, named after the cathedral façade which is known as the "work of gold", is the historical heart of Santiago. Its four sides are lined by impressive buildings erected over 700 years in various styles: Baroque, the façade of the cathedral; Renaissance, the front of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos; neo-Classical, the Pazo de Raxoi; and Gothic, the doorway of the Colegio de San Jerónimo. A plaque at the centre of the square indicates the 0km distance marker for the Way of St James.

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Old Town of Santiago de Compostela
Old Town of Santiago de Compostela
The old town of Santiago combines
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Colegio de San Jeronimo
Colegio de San Jeronimo
Built in the 16C, the Gothic-style
Ayuntamiento
Ayuntamiento
The old Raxoy Palace today houses the
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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
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Palacio Gelmirez
Palacio Gelmirez
To the left of the cathedral, the
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Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos
Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos
The Hotel of the Catholic Kings, founded
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Old Town of Santiago de Compostela
Old Town of Santiago de Compostela
The old town of Santiago combines
1:30
Colegio de San Jeronimo
Colegio de San Jeronimo
Built in the 16C, the Gothic-style
Ayuntamiento
Ayuntamiento
The old Raxoy Palace today houses the
0:15
See all