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Contact details

Plaza del Obradoiro, s/n.
15705  Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña  (Galicia)
Tel.:+34 902557812


Autonomous region:

A Coruña

Coruña, A


Centro de recepción de visitantes (Cripta del Pórtico de la Gloria, Praza do Obradoiro)



One of the finest examples of Spanish civil Romanesque art

Pazo de Xelmírez was constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries, following the revolt that left the old Episcopal palace in ruins. It is considered one of the most outstanding examples of civil Romanesque architecture in Spain. Its austere façade contrasts with the exuberance of the Cathedral cloister. The palace rooms are majestic. Of particular note are the ogive vaulted ceilings supported by beams covering the expansive refectory.


Artistic period:

Historic period:
12th century

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Practical information


From Monday to Friday
From 10:00 to 19:15

From Saturday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:15

Public holidays
From 10:00 to 14:00


General: €6
Reduced: €4
Children: Admission free
Admission is free with tickets purchased for any of the following options:

Permanent collection of the Cathedral Museum. General admission: €6
Guided visit to the roofs of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. General admission: €12
Guided tour of the archaeological excavations. General admission: €10
Guided visit to the La Gloria portico. General admission: 10


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