PRAZA DAS PRATERÍAS

Civil
On the Way of St. James
580

Location

Street: de Praterías

15704  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

Coordinates:
42º 52' 47.9" N - 8º 32' 39.4" W

Description

Its name comes from the medieval guilds of silversmiths ("plateros") and even today there are still numerous jewellers´shops here. It is an example of urban Baroque; divided into two levels joined by a large stairway, by Simón Rodríguez and later centred with the Fonte dos Cabalos fountain (1829). The stately buildings that surround it contribute to the theatrical effect of the site. Going upwards, south facade of the cathedral with the only Romanesque doorway that is conserved, and next to it the Berengluela or Clock Tower. Closing off the other side is the Chapterhouse which, at only three metres deep, has a purely scenic function.

Access

Town area. Old quarter.

Accessibility

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
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Last update: 02/03/2018
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