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Santiago de Compostela Attractions

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela 4.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #1 of 12
If you are lucky enough to visit the great cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on a high church or feast day then you should see the world’s largest incense burner in action. The cathedral is the proud owner of the “botafumeiro” a 1.6 metre high ... [more ]
Fuente de los Caballos (Horses Fountain) 4.0 stars
Fountain - #2 of 12
The Fuente de los Caballos or Horses Fountain is one of the most important and famous highlights of Santiago´s historical old town. Right in the heart of Plaza de las Platerias you will find this beautiful fountain. It is known to have inspired ... [more ]
Casa do Cabildo (Old Town House) 4.0 stars
City Hall - #3 of 12
I find the story of this building very peculiar. The old town hall was located right in front of the Cathedral but it´s rather plain facade contrasted with the splendor of the Cathedral. They decided to built one meter facade that will match with ... [more ]
Plaza de las Platerias 4.0 stars
Square - #4 of 12
Plaza de las Platerias is to Santiago what Spanish steps are to Rome. People will sit on the stairs of this square to enjoy some rest and the beautiful sunshine. The square was called Platerias as in medieval days this was the center of silver ... [more ]
Calle del Villar 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #5 of 12
Calle del villar is one of the most beautiful and oldest streets in the old town of Compostela. You will find from modern to old shops along the streets. This is also a good place if you are looking for small souvenirs and postcards. You can ... [more ]
Zapatones "official pligrim" 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #6 of 12
If you are visiting the Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago you will find this character on a daily basis in the square. Zapatones is the official informer of pilgrims and visitors that arrive to the Cathedral of Compostela. You can always go and ... [more ]
La Tuna (traditional troubadours) 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #7 of 12
The word Tuna comes from the word tune and it was the name given to a group of students from Fonseca University that would get paid,back in the 18th century by men in love, to go and sing love songs,like troubadours, to the balconies of the women ... [more ]
Las Dos Marias 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #8 of 12
If you visit la Alameda or Rosaleda park you will see a statue of two old ladies, known as Las dos Marías, the two Marys. Their real names were Maruxa and Corelia. They were two real ladies from Santiago. It is believe that they may have lost ... [more ]
Rua do Franco 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #9 of 12
Rua do Franco, or Franco Street is the main touristic pedestrian street between the Alameda or Rosaleda Park and the Cathedral. This street is packed with shops and restaurants, specially Sea Food. You can see alive crabs and lobsters on display ... [more ]
Plaza del Obradoiro 4.0 stars
Square - #10 of 12
Plaza del Obradoiro is the square surrounding the Cathedral of Santiago. It´s a large square usually buzzing with tourists, pilgrims and street musicians in summer time, although in winter some of the brave still play outside. From the square ... [more ]
Fonseca University 4.0 stars
Building - #11 of 12
Fonseca Palace was built in 1544 and it is considered the place where the origin of the first Galician university was established. Fonseca is currently the University and the beauty of the building can be admired as little reformations have been ... [more ]
Parque de la Rosaleda 3.0 stars
Park - #12 of 12
Parque de la Rosaleda is a large main park in the city of Santiago. Not only it has beautiful flowers and green areas it has great playground areas for children. The best thing about this park is that it is on top of a hill so there are beautiful ... [more ]
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