PRAZA DA QUINTANA

Civil
On the Way of St. James
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Location

Praza da Quintana

15704  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

Coordinates:
42º 52' 49.4" N - 8º 32' 37.5" W

Description

At the beginning of the 17th century, the ground of Quintana de Mortos was levelled, and the stairway was built to join with the upper level, the Quintana de Vivos. Work was carried out by Xácome Fernández and F. González de Araujo. The area was designed for holding major Baroque celebrations. It includes the Puerta Santa, which only opens on holy years, where pilgrims pass through to achieve the Jubilee. It is surrounded by the cathedral sanctuary, Casa de la Parra, the Monastery of San Paio de Antealtares and Casa da Conga.

Access

Town area. Old quarter.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino
The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla
The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata
Last update: 02/03/2018
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