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Historic Center of Santiago

The monuments

  • The Mazarelos Arch

    The Mazarelos Arch

    The last remaining gateway of the old mediaeval city walls, where wine was brought in from the Ulla and O Ribeiro areas.

  • Chapel of As Ánimas

    Chapel of As Ánimas

    Neoclassic church, designed by Ferro Caaveiro and subsequently reformed by Ventura Rodríguez. Includes sculpted groups in terracotta.

  • Casa da Parra

    Casa da Parra

    Seventeenth century building with exuberant plant designs (grapevines) carved in stone on the façade.

  • Casa do Cabido

    Casa do Cabido

    Eighteenth century Baroque design, created as a narrow façade to close off the Praterías Square.

  • Casa do Deán

    Casa do Deán

    Baroque palace from the eighteenth century. Today serves as the Pilgrims’ Welcome Centre.

  • Collegiate church of Santa María a Maior e Real de Sar

    Collegiate church of Santa María a Maior e Real de Sar

    A twelfth-century Romanesque structure. Its most imposing features are the inclined columns supporting the naves. Also includes a fine cloister.

  • Fonseca College

    Fonseca College

    A Renaissance building completed in 1532, with a beautiful covered cloister.

  • College of San Clemente

    College of San Clemente

    A Renaissance building from the early sixteenth century.

  • Convent of A Ensinanza

    Convent of A Ensinanza

    Neoclassic building from the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries.

  • Convent of As Mercedarias

    Convent of As Mercedarias

    Baroque structure from the seventeenth century. Includes fine reliefs on the façade, with a scene from the Annunciation.

  • Convento de San Domingos de Bonaval

    Convento de San Domingos de Bonaval

    Dates from the thirteen century, although most of the remaining structure is from the fourteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Now used as the Museum of the Galician People and contain the pantheon of Illustrious Galicians.

  • Convento of San Francisco

    Convento of San Francisco

    The present-day building dates from the sixteenth century, although some Gothic section remain, particulary the cloister.

  • Convent of San Paio de Antealtares

    Convent of San Paio de Antealtares

    Founded by Alfonso II after the discovery of the Apostle’s remains. The current building dates from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Contains the Museum of Religious Art.

  • Convent of Santa Clara

    Convent of Santa Clara

    Baroque building from the seventeenth century, with an eighteenth century façade.

  • Convent of Santo Agostiño

    Convent of Santo Agostiño

    Seventeenth century Baroque building. The left-hand tower was destroyed by a bolt of lightning in the eighteenth century. The right-hand tower is incomplete.

  • Hostal dos Reis Católicos

    Hostal dos Reis Católicos

    The former Royal Hospital, founded by the Catholic King and Queen in 1492. Façade in ‘Plateresque’ style from 1511. Today used as a state-run Parador hotel.

  • Church of San Bieito

    Church of San Bieito

    Founded in the tenth century and reconstructed by Xelmírez in the twelfth century. Neoclassic façade from the eighteenth century. Contains several Romanesque sculpted groups.

  • Church of San Fiz de Solovio

    Church of San Fiz de Solovio

    On the site of where the hermit Paio once lived, who alerted the Bishop Teodomiro to the presence of the Apostle’s tomb. The current church dates from the eighteenth century, with a thirteenth-century Romanesque portal.

  • Church of Santa María do Camiño

    Church of Santa María do Camiño

    Seventeenth-century structure over a previous Romanesque church. Contains the Virgin of Belén.

  • Church of Santa María Salomé

    Church of Santa María Salomé

    Contains an impressive combination of styles: a Romanesque portal, sixteenth-century porch, Baroque exterior and eighteenth-century belltower.

  • Mercado de Abastos

    Mercado de Abastos

    Market built in 1937 with nine stone naves in three main structures. Sells home-produced vegetables, meat and freshly caught fish.

  • Convent of San Martiño Pinario

    Convent of San Martiño Pinario

    Former Benedictine convent, the largest in Galicia. Enormous building  onstructed between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

  • Pazo de Bendaña

    Pazo de Bendaña

    One of the large urban mansions found in Santiago, built in the eighteenth century.

  • Pazo de Raxoi

    Pazo de Raxoi

    A neoclassic building from the late eighteenth century. Contains the town hall and the central offices of the Xunta, Galicia’s regional government.

  • Pazo de San Xerome

    Pazo de San Xerome

    Includes a magnificent fifteenth century portal. Contains the Dean’s Office of the university.

  • Pazo de Xelmírez

    Pazo de Xelmírez

    Twelfth century civil building in Romanesque style, one of the few remaining examples in Spain.

  • Modern University

    Modern University

    Eighteenth-century building with additional structure added in the nineteenth century. Currently contains the Faculty of Geography and History.


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