Contact details

Plaza del Obradoiro, s/n.
15705  Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña  (Galicia)
cav@stendhal.com
http://www.santiagoturismo.com/monumentos/pazo-de-xelmirez-2
Tel.:+34 902557812

Location

Autonomous region:
Galicia

Province/Island:
A Coruña

Coruña, A

Reservations

Centro de recepción de visitantes (Cripta del Pórtico de la Gloria, Praza do Obradoiro) cav@stendhal.com
Tel.: 902552712

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Description

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.

Construction:
Palace

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Historic period:
12th century

Setting:
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Practical information

Schedule

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


Prices

General: €6
Reduced: €4
Children: Admission free

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