The end of the pilgrimage
Santiago cathedral is the last stop on the pilgrims' journey, and its monumental character makes it supremely worthy of this distinction. This is a key work in the Romanesque style in which numerous architectural styles converge.
Construction on the cathedral was begun in 1075 in the reign of Alfonso VI, and sponsored by Bishop Diego Peláez. The work took place under the direction of Master Esteban on the remains of old churches built in devotion to the saint. It was built with three naves and a floor plan in a Latin cross, and had an area of about 8300 m². Its countless extensions have added numerous architectural styles to the building (Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Plateresque and neoclassical).
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum
Access to the Cathedral Museum is via the Plaza del Obradoiro…
Hostal de los Reyes Católicos
Founded by the Catholic Monarchs as a hostel for pilgrims who had…
Pazo de Xelmírez
Pazo de Xelmírez was constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries,…
Casa do Cabildo house
It was built in 1758 and features a beautiful baroque façade.
Monastery of San Martín Pinario
A magnificent monumental site in the historic old town.
Museum of Santiago and the Pilgrimages
This museum is divided into three floors, and is a tribute to…
Geography and History Faculty, University of Santiago de Compostela
Built in the 18th century, the University building has been…